Spring fruits for a vibrant you

  • Deepa Gupta | New Delhi

    March 2, 2017 | 03:21 PM
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Colourful and vibrant spring brings with it variety of fruits.

Colourful and vibrant spring brings with it variety of fruits. Appealing to the eyes, these seasonal delights are packed with plenty of ‘good for you’ nutrients. These tempting fruits are in season for only a short time. So, what are you waiting for? Fill your cart with variety of different fruits.

Enjoy the seasonal fruits in the form of salads, fresh juices, milk shakes, smoothies, pies and desserts – or just add them chopped in ice-creams and rich cream. You can make fabulous jams and jellies using them. Keep yourself happy and healthy with these March-April fruity showers. Learn about this fruit group and many benefits it provides.

Some of the common spring fruit are strawberries, black grapes, yellow grapes, kiwi and raspberries.

Benefits of eating spring fruits

They are excellent source of antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, E, K and B6

They contain good amount of potassium, folate and dietary fibre.

They reduce the risk of heart diseases, including heart attacks and strokes.

Fruit lower the risk of certain types of cancer.

Being rich in potassium, they control high blood pressure and help decrease bone flaws.

They reduce the chance of getting kidney stone.

They lower the risk of obesity and type II diabetes.

With sweetness in taste that is low in calorie, they help to maintain weight.

Loaded with health promoting phyto-chemicals, fruit provide optimum health.

How to buy to spring fruits?

These vibrant fruits are very delicate and perishable.

Buy them from an ‘A’ grade fruit seller who meets quality standards and has a fixed shop.

Check every piece carefully on your own before buying.

Pick the ripe and firm pieces which can last for few days with freshness.

How to store spring fruits?

Place the fruits in re-sealable bags

Keep the fruits in a refrigerator.

You can store them for up to a week there.

How to eat spring fruits?

Wash them well before using to remove dirt

Pat them dry after washing them.

To remove the wax coating, dip them in water and vinegar solution for few minutes and rinse in running tap water.