Fruits are some of the most beautiful creations of God and given to us for food. Humans have gathered wild fruits for food since the time of Adam and Eve. Indeed, many people appreciate the beauty and taste of fruits, but without giving much thought about their goodness and nutritional value. Simple sugars like fructose and sucrose as well as some fibres are the main nutritional components of fruits. They are also the best source of natural sweeteners packed with smaller amounts of many other nutrients like Vitamins A and C, and minerals like potassium. Fruits contain a wide variety of nutrients that needed by us to support good health. The succulent and irresistible taste of wholesome fruits has surely earned them a place of honour in the diet of natural food.
The apple is a fruit with a cooling nature, sweet and slightly sour. Sweet, red appleshave a more neutral nature. Apples have very little vitamin C and this is easily lost when they are stored for too long. With a low sodium but high potassium content, apples enhance the muscle functions of the heart, thus strengthening it. Apples quench thirsts, normalise blood pressure and cholesterol, relieve constipation when eaten with skin, it also aids digestion and increase appetite in convalescing persons. For people with cool blood system, steam apples may help to reduce the cooling effect.
Pineapples are a neutral to warming nature, sweet and sour. The most nourishing pineapples are the sun-ripened ones. The fullness of the eyes and strong aroma are good indicators of ripeness. Check the fruit stalk for freshness. Do not pick pineapples with shriveled fruit stalks. Sour or not ripened pineapples are less warming. Pineapples are good for quenching thirst. They help keep up a healthy spleen, aid digestion and urination, reduce swelling, stop diarrhoea and remove heat from body.
Star fruits are a cooling to warming nature, sweet and slightly astringent. Green and sour fruits are more cooling in nature while the yellow and sweet ones are more warming. Star fruits aid in the formation of body fluids and activate saliva production. They promote urination and reduce fevers. Star fruits also help digestion and relieve stomach disorders, lover blood pressure, ease coughing and throat inflammation and help the detox of body
Gratin of cool fruits in the sillabub of Sambucca
5 cl of Sambucca which is an Italian alcohol, that can be replaced by Grand Marnier, by Cointreau, by Amaretto, by all alcohols which they use in pastry
Clarify eggs, that is to say separate the white of the yellow. Add a tablespoonful filled with caster sugar by yellow d ' Åâ€œuf, then the sambucca. Made heat a saucepan of scalding water and put to cook the sillabub in the bath - marry. Meantime, whip yellow d ' Åâ€œufs. Take the fruits which you chose, wash them in cold water and prepare them. Fruits being sharpened, you can begin raising your plate. Take a bit of sillabub, put it in the bottom of the plate, then, you make brown your plate under the salamander, if you do not have it at you, make brown in an electrical oven or in gas, by paying attention, because it is very quick. Dispose your fruits on this sillabub. Put of the gratin on fruits. Once your ended plate, you carry it again under the salamander during 1 - 2 minutes, to brown. Once the plate is browned well, you withdraw it. If you want to impress your guests, made heat your alcohol, then singe your gratin of fruits.