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Fruits — A great source of vitamins
Here is a list of the most favorite fruits with their description. You can find facts about their nutrition value, tips on how to choose the best fruits, how to store them and how to cook your fruits.
Nutrition Facts: Excellent source of vitamin C and Fiber.
How to choose: When choosing blueberries look for firm ones without any spots
How to store: Store at room temperature or in the fridge in one layer up to 2 days. Wash them only before consuming.
How to cook: Raw, in fruit salads, desserts or shakes. Delicious in jams or preserves.
Nutrition Facts: Excellent source of vitamin A, C, E. High in Potassium, Iron and Fiber.
How to choose: Choose avocado with unblemished skin, firm to touch, make sure it is soft enough to yield under your finger but not soft enough to leave a mark.
How to store: Always keep them at room temperature
How to cook: Recommended raw in salads or fruit cocktails
Nutrition Facts: Good source of vitamin A, C and Potassium.
How to choose: Choose firm peaches with bright colors.
How to store: The firm peaches—at room temperature. The soft one—preferably in the fridge.
How to cook: In the fruit salads and as glaze for meat dishes. Delicious in jams, pastries etc.
Nutrition Facts: Excellent source of vitamin C. Rich in iron and fiber. Strong antioxidant.
How to choose: Look for a bag full of mostly dark, purplish cherries, filled in with a few bright red ones. The darker the cherries, the sweeter they will taste.
How to store: At room temperature for a couple of days or in the fridge for a longer period of time.
How to cook: In fruit salads, pastries, juices and other desserts.
Nutrition Facts: Rich in vitamin C, B1, fiber as well as other micro-nutrients. The high level of potassium and pectin makes this fruit very good for lowering the cholesterol. Excellent antioxidant fruit.
How to choose: Look for firm, heavy and smooth texture fruits. There are 3 types; white, red and pink. Pink and red contain more vitamins.
How to store: They stay fresh up to 10 days at room temperature. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 or 3 weeks.
How to cook: Just peel them and eat fresh. Great in salads, fruit salads, juices.
Nutrition Facts: Strawberries are very low in fat, low in calories; high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium. As part of a 5 a day fruit and vegetable diet, this fruit can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart attacks. Studies show that eating strawberries, which are rich in nitrate, can increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the muscles. Strawberries are excellent choice for those who want to lose weight: just one cup of unsweetened strawberries has only 55 calories.
How to choose: When choosing strawberries, always look for full red color, bright and firm, plump flesh fruit. Choose fully ripe strawberries because berries do not ripen after being picked. The caps should be bright green and fresh looking. Avoid fruits with large uncolored or seedy areas or those with mold.
How to store: Try to use strawberries as soon after you bought them as possible. Don't wash the fruis just sort and spread gently in a flat container. Store in the refrigerator immediately.
How to cook: Best if used fresh, in fruit salads, juices or smoothies. Also, used in jams, jellies, pastry fillings. Largely available all year around, so use them fresh.