What can we learn about berries?
Many of us love July because it's the month when nature's berries and stone fruits are in abundance. These colourful and sweet jewels from British Columbia's fields are little powerhouses of nutritional protection.
Of the common berries, strawberries are highest in vitamin C, although, because of their seeds, raspberries contain a little more protein, iron and zinc ( not that fruits have much protein). Blueberries are particularly high in antioxidants (抗氧化物)。 The yellow and organge stone fruits such as peaches are high in the carotenoids we turn into vitamin A and which are antioxidants. As for cherries, they are so delicious who cares? However, they are rich in vitamin C.
When combined with berries or slices of other fruits, frozen banas makes an excellent abased for thick, cooling fruit shakes and low "fat cream". For this purpose, select ripe bananas for freezing as they are much sweeter. Remove the skin and place them in plastic bags or containers and freeze if you like, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice on the bananas will prevent them turning brown. Frozen bananas will last several weeks, depending on their ripeness and the temperature of the freezer.
if you have a juicer, you can simply feed in frozen bananas and some berries or sliced fruit. Out comes " soft-serve" creamy dessert, to be eaten right away. This makes a fun activity for a children's party; they love feeding the fruit and frozen bananas into the top of the machine an watching the ice cream come out below.
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