The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fruits

Take home a basketful of delicious peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries and avocados with help from our little guide...
The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fruit
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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fruit
January 30, 2019

Avocados

Avocados are both pear-sized and shaped, with a single large stone (they are officially classified as a berry). Their rich, buttery texture and nutty flavour makes them popular in dips, wraps and even desserts.For a delicious salad that
you are guaranteed to want more of, check out the avocado sashimi salad.

Peaches

Peaches have a fuzzy skin and a large inner seed, with flesh that can be white, yellow or orange. Packed with vitamins C and E, as well as fibre, this fruit is excellent for your skin anddigestive system. In case you find yourself with a few peaches that are past their best-by, we have an array of recipes forguides

Nectarines

Distinguishable from peaches by their smoother skin, nectarines work very well in salads. A good source of beta-carotene, which supports eye health, nectarines are also believed to have cancer-fighting properties. For a delicious gazpacho featuring this fruit, don’t miss the recipe.

Cherries

Sweet or tart depending on the type – and incredibly juicy – cherries are a delightful fruit that can be used in a variety of ways. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, studies suggest cherry juice could be beneficial in reducing muscular inflammation. Put them in a healthy smoothie or create a lip-smacking salsa.

Apricots

These sunny little fruits are related to peaches and have a velvety skin and sweet taste. Rich in antioxidants, they are believed to be quite potent against inflammation. Apricots are extremely popular in desserts, such as the apricot and coconut crumble cake.

Plums

Ranging in flavour from tart to sweet, plums are often bursting with juice. They are a good source of dietary fibre and studies have shown that they’re also helpful in preventing obesity-related diseases such as high cholesterol and diabetes. Bought a few plums before they ripened? Try the plum carpaccio.