This recipe comes from Focus on Food with kind permission. Focus on Food raises the profile and importance of food education in schools and the wider community. For further information visit www.focusonfood.org
Are you looking for a healthy snack or a delicious dessert? Why not try making the Caribbean Fruit Salad?
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Ingredients (serves 8):
- 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 1 tbsp chopped crystallized ginger
- Juice of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 bananas
- 2 mangoes - ‘hedgehogged’
- 1/2 Cantaloupe melon - peeled and diced
- 1/2 fresh pineapple - peeled and diced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 25g shredded coconut - optional
- Put the sugar, ginger and the citrus juices in the mixing bowl. Mix together.
- Peel and slice the bananas. Add to the juice and stir to coat the slices. Add all the remaining prepared fruit.
- Add the coconut (if using). Serve immediately.
- Take care when preparing the fruit. Juicy fruit is difficult to hold and slice.
- The citrus juices prevent the bananas from turning brown.
So thinking about Caribbean Fruit Salad ...
Fruit is high in a variety of vitamins, minerals and fibre, and packed with lots of different substances called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals can help protect our bodies against disease.
|-||Energy||484kJ / 115kcal||6%|
per 200g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 242kJ / 57kcal
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