Five seasonal fruits that you can buy now.
What are the best fruits you can buy now? Here are 5 delicious with great nutritional value that can help you maintain a healthy weight and increase your workout energy while protecting your wallet.
Watermelon is a sweet, tasty treat that is available in abundance at this time of the year. Usually it is very cheap in the summer at street stalls, in shops and in markets. Watermelon also contains eye-healthy carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lycopene, which stimulate B vitamins and muscle cramps ̵
Cherries are another great summer fruit that you can buy now. I used to have access to a beautiful sour cherry tree and baked cherry pies for Father's Day to remind me of the season when they started their season. Although the cakes have always been very good, sweet Bing cherries and Washington Rainier cherries may be easier to eat fresh unless all the sugar is added to a cake. In addition to all the delicious taste, cherries contain vitamin C, fiber and potassium.
Raspberries are another popular garden berry for ripening strawberries after spring, at least for their early harvest. Some varieties also produce an autumn harvest for a nutritional and enjoyable bonus throughout the year. Fortunately, imports ensure that we can enjoy these aromatic berries in most grocery stores year-round. According to USDA, 1 cup of fresh raspberry has only 64 calories and delivers a whopping 8 grams of good-healthy fiber, which will make you feel full and satisfied.
Blueberries are my dad's favorite berry and he would certainly remind me to mention them. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and are considered to be superfood, which is an important fruit for keeping your brain healthy. According to blueberrycouncil.org, these sweet summer berries have only 80 calories per cup and are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber and manganese.
Peaches are also in summer at the peak of their season and can be bought from the crate for canning or freezing at home. If you are like me and enjoy the wonderful aroma of peaches, but can do without the blurry skin, you can easily peel peaches by quickly dipping them in boiling water and immediately placing them in cold water where the skins immediately slip off. Then slice and eat. A big peach has only about 70 calories and is a good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene.
In addition to these 5 great summer fruits, depending on where you live, you will find tomatoes (which are actually a fruit) in the season, ground cherries and can enjoy US melons like cantaloupe and honeydew. So, go out and enjoy the sunshine and get delicious summer fruits! And if you're looking for a simple summer snack that you can try, make a grilled fresh pineapple for your next summer cookout.
Grilled Pineapple Sugar Spice Recipe
1 fresh pineapple *
1/4 cup brown sugar or honey for drizzle
1. Grill Preheat until medium heat.
2. Coat a grill with cooking spray to prevent it from sticking.
3. Slice the pineapple top and bottom and cut the outer skin.
4. Cut the spears into pieces and, if desired, remove the central core from the spears.
5. Sprinkle spears with brown sugar or drizzle with honey, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
6. Grill spears on each side for about 5 minutes until golden brown and caramelised. Serve warm.
* You can also use pre-cut spears from your local store.