Now that spring has arrived, give yourself and your little one that burst of energy and health you need. How? Very simple, besides the foods rich in vegetables without chemicals you offer, make sure you consume many fruits. From them it takes the vitamins and minerals it needs in its development.
In addition, by eating fruit, you also benefit from a supple figure and a healthy body, without cholesterol and unhealthy fats.
Below is a useful guide to spring fruits.
It is enough to run away to the market and see the peasants' peas filled with this wonderful fruit. The apricots appear before peaches, plums or berries. The old Romanians were so impressed by the speed with which the apricot appears, that they called it "praecocium", the Latin for "precocious". Hurry to get them fresh. If you want to keep them longer, put them in the jar, in the compote.
What do they contain?
The apricots are rich in nutrients and contain almost no calories. Just three fresh apricots give you half the amount of Vitamin A you need for a day, along with a healthy dose of Vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
In addition, apricots also contain beta-carotene, the antioxidant that improves vision, strengthens the immune system and makes your skin healthy. If you want to cook them faster, put them in a paper bag for a day or two, and if you want to freeze them, cut them in half, remove the seeds and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer. .
One of the most popular fruits in the world, Mango is nicknamed the "king of fruits" because of the many uses it has and does not let you get old. Mango comes in almost a thousand varieties, from very small fruits (like a potato) to up to one kilogram.
Mango is rich in beta carotene, hence the strong orange color. It is rich in nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. Also, Mango contains much desired vitamins A, C and E, healthy fats Omega 3, and 17 amino acids.
You can keep the unripe fruits in paper bags at room temperature, as they will ripen in a few days. If you do not consume it on the spot as a fruit or spice in food, you can freeze the mango pulp.
Rhubarb, although an indigenous plant growing in Transylvania, is not well known in the Romanian markets, especially in the South of the country. The leaves of the rhubarb contain a number of toxins and should not be consumed with the plant stem.
Rhubarb has only 16 kilocalories per 100 grams, but it is rich in phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin C. From the rhubarb you can make sweets, juice, compote, pelt, jellies or syrups. Look for strains without visible damage, which are not dry. You can cut them into cubes and freeze them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Quit tasteless strawberries full of chemicals. Spring is the season of native strawberries, whose taste compensates for the less commercial appearance.
What do they contain?
Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C and have almost no calories. But they have fiber, potassium and some powerful antioxidants that help keep your heart healthy. Consume fresh fruits, in pies or in other recipes. The strawberries do not cook once you have picked them, so be careful to take the big, red fruits. Freeze them as soon as you wash them.
What fruit do you eat in the spring? Tell us your opinion in the comments section below!
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