must be firm, should smell nice and have a good color. The best
looking fruit may not have the best taste. Buy fruit when it is in
The cost is lower and the fruit is at its best.
fruits that are ripe,
are bright in color, and do not have spots on them. Fruits are bad if
have cuts or openings that would allow germs to enter.
that has mold or looks bruised.
can help fruits that are not ripe to become fully ripened. In order
to ripen the fruit quickly, place it in a brown paper bag and close the
bag for a few days. For faster results, place an apple in the bag with
the fruit you are trying to ripen.
fresh fruits before you eat them
but do not wash them with soap; just water is fine.
be washed until just before you are ready to eat them.
fruits are easy to use, easy to store, and make a great snack.
They can be used in salads or other foods to add to a meal.
should be eaten on an empty stomach or before your meals.
If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will play a major role to
detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for
weight loss and other life activities.
If you learn the correct way of eating fruit, you will discover the
natural secrets of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and
When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT
from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up.
eat cooked fruit because you don't get the proper nutrients at all. You
only get the taste. Cooking destroys the vitamins and delicate enzymes.
whole fruit is healthier than drinking the
juice. If you want to drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful
slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing
choking - If
a pill gets stuck in your throat, chewing a banana well and swallowing
it should dislodge the pill.
you are preparing
fruit for canning, keep peeled, halved, quartered, sliced or diced
fruits in a solution of 3 grams (3000 milligrams) ascorbic acid to 1
gallon of cold water. This procedure is also good
for preventing stem-end discoloration in cherries and grapes, and useful
in maintaining the natural color of vegetables such us potatoes, mushrooms,
etc. You can get ascorbic acid in
- Pure Powdered Form--seasonally
available in your grocery store or among canners' supplies in
supermarkets. One level teaspoon of pure powder weighs about 3 grams.
Use 1 teaspoon per gallon of water as a treatment solution.
- Vitamin C Tablets--economical and
available year-round in many stores. Buy 500-milligram tablets; crush
and dissolve six tablets per gallon of water as a treatment solution.
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are gradually growing to be less seasonal and more
food, and are thus constantly becoming more prevalent in the regular
condition may be attributed to the present rapid means of
and the excellent methods of cold storage that exist. Through these
agencies it is possible to ship more or less perishable fruits long
distances from their native localities and at times of the year other
than the particular season in which they are at their best in the
where they are grown. Thus, fruits that were formerly considered a
luxury may now be served regularly, even on the tables of people
only moderate income.
The fact that fruits are being more extensively used every
day is as
should be, for this wholesome, appetizing, attractive, and healthy food is entitled to an
important place in our regular diet.
There is no such thing as acidic fruit, like orange and lemon are
acidic, because all fruit become alkaline in our body.
Never freeze a whole or cut avocado, only avocado puree
may be frozen. Even though there are many recipes that call
for cooking avocados, the peak flavor, beneficial nutrients, and proper
texture can only be found in the raw fruit.
You can go on a
3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruit
and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised
when your friends tell you how radiant you look!
Although we usually think
fruits as the main source of vitamin C, black
currants contain much more of this vital nutrient. Just one cup has
nearly 203 mg. of vitamin C, or about 338 percent of the RDA
Daily Allowance), compared with about 69 mg. for a 4-1/2 oz. orange.
The oil from black currant
seeds also contains rich stores of gamma
linolenic acid, one of the omega-3
EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids).
Eat figs. This versatile fruit contains
generous amounts of calcium, phosphorus, iron and fibre. If figs
are dipped in semisweet chocolate they will make a decadent addition to
your festive table.