Winter Fruits- December till February .
Banana is the only fruit that really gets better if it is picked while it is unripe.
When choosing a ripe banana, select a plump yellow banana with brown flecks.
Store ripe bananas outside for 3 days or in the refrigerator for several days.
It is rich in carbohydrates, low in fat, high in potassium and Vitamin C.
| Blood Orange|
Blood orange is a type of sweet citrus fruit, that contains vitamin C. Sanguinello,
Tarocco and Moro is the three most fashionable varieties.
Torocco is a medium-sized fruit which is sweet in nature and delicate flavor .
It is available from the month of January to May.
Moro a dark-flesh fruit which is available from December to March.
Sanguinello is a seedless fruit which tends to be deep red color.
Blood oranges also reduce the risk of heart diseases, some types of cancer,
and cholesterol. Deep red color and ripened oranges are good to pick.
Select plump, brightly colored berries that remain tightly in the vine when the bunch
Store unwashed grapes in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to a week.
Grapes are good source of Vitamin A.
| Mandarin Orange |
Mandarin oranges are mostly available during December and January.
Select fruits that are unblemished and avoid those with cuts or soft spots.
Bright color is not necessarily a sign of quality as it may be dyed and some
naturally have green patches even when fully ripe. These can be stored in a cool,
dark place for few days, but prfeerably should be refrigerated.
Good source of Vitamin C and Copper.
Sweet orange is a fruit which is liked by most the adults.
Medicines are made with the peel and juice of sweet oranges.
The peel of sweet oranges is used for coughs, colds, breast cancer. It is also used as tonic.
Juices are used for the treatment of kidney stones, high cholesterol,
and prevention of blood pressure. Stroke can be reduced by the intake of sweet orange
Pomegranate has gained a great pact of fame over the years. It has a citrus taste and
is very juicy.
There are lots of drinks and even foods that are prepared with the pomegranate fruit.
Pomegranates have favorable effect on strokes and heart disease as it helps in lowering
of bad cholesterol. It helps to prevent premature ageing as they help in slowing down
the formation of wrinkles in one’s skin. Also scientists have proved that eating
of pomegranates can be valuable in protecting oneself from skin cancer.
A Clementine is the variety of mandarin orange which is deep orange color with
a glossy and smooth appearance. It’s also termed as seedless tangerines.
It is easy to peel and readily split into about 10 to 12 sections,
they are a great addition to both fruits and green salads.
Clementine's are a fine source of vitamin C, potassium, niacin and thiamin.
They also restrain fiber and an excellent natural energy boost.
Clementines contain almost no fat, and an average Clementine has merely about 35
Red grapes are the cause of one of the most excellent wines and also an amazing
tasting fruit. It also contains 80 percent of water. By Consuming red grapes
with his skin we get extreme health benefits. Red grapes are available as
fresh fruit as well as juice. When we are buying grapes it is much better
to buy with seeds. Red grapes help to control cholesterol,
prevent from heart attacks and reduce fever.
Kumquats are citrus fruits which is small and oval in shape. The fruits are dreadfully juicy and tasty and typically have a sweet outer skin accompanied by a bitter, inner flesh. It also offers many nutritional benefits. Kumquats are rich in vitamins A and C and provide a good source of fiber. In addition, it also contains lots of calcium and iron. For those on a diet, more or less eight kumquats contain 100 calories which is to be added in salads or to garnish hot or iced tea.
Cranberries are mostly available in September and October.
It contains nutrients like antioxidants. Cranberries are available in
a wide variety of forms including juice, sauce, and dried, fresh fruit.
It helps in production of cavity and avoids plague producing bacteria
in your mouth.
Kiwi is a small fruit which has many surprises. You can eat the kiwi fruit as it is.
It is full of fiber and nutrients and also vitamin c. Soft fruits are not good to buy.
When buying hold the fruit with your hand and give pressure if it get any
wrinkles then that fruit is sweetest one and you can make juice in that.
Passion fruit are loaded with vitamin A and C. The seeds contain high fiber.
When you are buying passion fruit pick the larger fruit which gives more juice.
When it ripens store it in a fridge. Keeping in a room temperature
will make it ripen in a few days. It is available in both fruit and juice.
The pummelo is an exotic large citrus fruit that is a predecessor of the common grapefruit and it tastes like a sweet, mild grapefruit. The skin of a pummelo is commonly used as an ingredient in conserve and in some cultures it is used medicinally. Pummelo skin pieces are given to patients who have a history of epileptic seizures and who are having problems with extreme cough. It also much nutritious and are a very good food source for dieters.
Persimmon fruits are almost shiny, round and tough-skinned.
They become fully grown from September to October,
generally after the tree has lost its leaves.
Sweet and yummy persimmon fruits are rich in health
promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and
anti-oxidants that are imperative for most advantageous health.
Persimmons are rich in vitamin-C and helps body
develop resistance against contagious agents and forage harmful,
pro-inflammatory free radicals. Dried persimmon fruits
are used in cakes, cookies, puddings, salads and as a topping for
Pears fruit is almost sweet juicy yellow or green fruit and
rough in texture with a rounded figure. It contains much
water in it that was fresh when consumed.
Pear fruits are always good for skin and have plenty of fibers.
Vitamin k is rich in pears fruit which helps blood clotting
process and also has the likely to prevent the body from a case
of severe diseases such as stroke and heart disease.
It is also useful for those who are allergic to foods or food bigotry
due Pears also turn out to be one of the fruits that can withstand an
allergic response to a food.
Rhubarb is in fact a vegetable, not a fruit. But we generally treat
it as a fruit, because of its high acidity, but in some cultures they use
it as vegetable in savory dishes. It is a comparative of buckwheat and
has a sour, earthy flavor. Hothouse Rhubarb is one of the kinds of
Rhubarb that you generally see in stores during the winter,
will contain lighter-colored stalks and had less sour.
Satsuma is an unsown and easy-peeling citrus mutant.
It also has predominantly delicate flesh, which cannot resist the
effects of careless handling. Satsuma oranges have an excellent cold
forbearance system. They can continue to exist in temperatures as
low as 15 degree Celsius. satsuma fruit contains lots of vitamin
C which is enriched with fiber and folate.
Tangelo is a citrus fruit which is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C,
Potassium, thiamin and dietary fiber. The skin of Tangelo is
greenish or yellow-orange in color. The nutritional content of
Ugly fruit is perhaps equivalent to that of other citrus fruits.
Tangelo fruit reduces weight and also cures cancers.
An Ugly fruit is a citrus fruit created by hybridizing a grape fruit.
It is easily peeled which is used to make many splendid sweet and
savory recipes. Ugly fruit is rich in vitamin C which is extremely
juicy, squeeze easily for refreshing drink. The nutritional content
of Ugly fruit is perhaps equivalent to that of other citrus fruits.
Ugly fruit happen to be exposed to support keep several cancers
which includes tumor on the belly and lungs.
Tangerines are orange colored and thick skinned juicy edible
citrus fruit. It is rich in Vitamin C and Copper and low in
saturated fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It also contains a good
source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Tangerines provides a
unique juice which is sugary and tangy. It mainly reduces
weight and yields good general health.