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Summer fruits

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

By Diana Earnshaw, Volunteer Contributor

StrawberriesOh don’t we love the bounty at this time of year! It’s just incredible that a plant can suck up the nutrients it needs from the (organic!) soil and produce such lusciousness! Those wonderful jewel-like berries – and they are low in sugar and high in nutrients! Really, they just could not be better.

Of course, the simple way to enjoy these gorgeous fruits is to serve them at room temperature with or without cream, but there are many ways to enjoy them. Strawberry ice cream, fruit fool, grilled peaches...Why not try the recipes below – a scrumptious Summer Pudding on a warm day, or maybe the cobbler on a cooler one? 

Nutrients are abundant in locally grown seasonal berries – far better than those that have been transported half way around the world which have to be picked slightly under ripe and be refrigerated for their journey. 

Peaches and nectarines

Peaches

  • Absolutely bursting with antioxidants!
  • They are reportedly, good for reducing the risk of some cancers.
  • Helps prevent heart conditions.
  • Helps fight conditions of the eyes.
  • Lots of vitamin C, some vitamin A and many useful minerals
  • Low in calories.

Strawberries and other berries

  • Berries are also full of antioxidants which makes them anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.
  • Very high in vitamin C – in fact 100g can give about 150% of the recommended daily allowance!
  • Also they contain some B vitamins and many minerals.
  • Low in calories and carbohydrates.

RECIPES: Try these puddings, based on Jamie Oliver's recipes.

Summer Pudding

Summer Fruit Cobbler

 

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