Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fruits Salad Recipe

Fruits Salad Recipe

Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, served either in their own juices or a syrup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is also known as a fruit cocktail.

Fruits salads can be taken as an in-between meal or together with your breakfast. Fruits help digestion because they are rich in fiber, which you need to keep a healthy digestive system.

Amongst the vitamins and mineral that fruit salad gives are:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin), etc.,

Fighter of diseases: 
The diseases that fruits salad helps prevent or fights are:

  • Obesity
  • high blood pressure
  • joint inflammatin
  • Some cancers
  • allergies
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • type 2 diabetes and so on and so on.

Fruit salads have natural sugars:
The difference between fruit sugar and processed sugar, is simple: fruits have natural sugars and nutrient-dense while added sugar in processed food is calorie dense.

However, there are a number of home recipes for fruit salad that contain different kinds of fruit, or that use a different kind of sauce other than the fruit's own juice or syrup.

Here is the Fruit Salad Recipe:

1 Apple
1 Pear
1 Orange
15-20 count seedless Grapes (red and/or green)
1/2 Medium size Cantaloupe
1 Banana
1 1/2 Cups Mango pulp
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 cup milk

1. Wash fruits.
2. Peel and cut small pieces Apple, Cantaloupe, orange, banana.
3. Cut small peices pear, grapes.
4. Take a bowl mix all fruits, mango pulp, sugar, honey, milk and mix well.

5. If the fruit salad is going to be serve within an hour of making it, you can put in the banana (add last). Or, put the banana in just before serving it. Otherwise banana will be turn brown.

6. Keep in the refrigerator for an hour.
7. You can serve top it up ice cream (or) just have it plain. Choice is yours. Enjoy!!!

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