My husband’s favourite…
Such a simple and delicious natural dessert…
SWEET, fragrant, JUICY and pulpy,
these delicious gifts from nature and are all produced from flowers.
So….what should you look for when BUYING fresh fruit?
Good COLOUR, no INSECT DAMAGE, no BRUISES, no SKIN PUNCTURES or DECAY…
…and for me you can usually SMELL when the fruit is ripe, when I smell the skin of most fruit I get a typical sweet aroma of that specific fruit,
but here’s a little more on what to look out for when buying your favourite fresh fruit:
|Apple||Firm, crisp, well coloured|
|Apricot||Plump, firm, golden yellow, skin slightly supple|
|Banana||Firm, yellow, no dark bruises|
|Blueberry||Dark blue, silvery bloom, plump, firm|
|Cherry||Fresh, firm, juicy, well coloured|
|Citrus||Firm, well-shaped, heavy, slightly smooth skin|
|Cranberry||Plump, firm, great colour|
|Grape||Well coloured, plum, firm, attached to stem|
|Mango||Yellowish, firm, smooth skin, aromatic|
|Nectarine||Plump, rich colour, slightly soft near the stem|
|Papaya||Good colour, yellowish, unbruised|
|Peach||Fairly firm, yellowish between red areas, plump, peachy aroma|
|Pineapple||Heavy, bright colour, fragrant aroma, slight separation of eyes|
|Strawberry||Good even red colour, firm flesh|
A cold environment is best (your fridge) to stop the fruit from continuously ripening and eventually spoiling, except bananas, tropical fruit and citrus fruit.
A lot of people like to make jams from fruit but I prefer to eat my fruit raw, and it’s PERFECT for salads as well!
In winter apples & pears can also be baked and added to vegetable dishes or eaten as a warm dessert, and of course added to a yummy cake