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WONDERFUL FRUITS OF WINTER

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION |

Don’t forget about the wonderful fruits of winter – there are plenty delicious and colorful fruits to choose from. We’ve highlighted our favorites with tips on how to add them to your day. Make it a goal to try one new winter fruit a week and spice up your fruit palate.

Clementines
-Excellent source of vitamin C and fiber and a good source of folate
-Super sweet and juicy as well as seedless and easy to peel!
-Stir segments into vanilla yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon or toss some into a green salad

Red Grapes
-Excellent source of vitamin C
-Grapes couldn’t be easier to eat!
-Add grapes to an appetizer platter with cheese and nuts, a green salad or couscous dish. Dust them with cinnamon and freeze them for a refreshing dessert. Or, try them in a parfait with granola and yogurt

Grapefruit
-Excellent source of vitamin C and fiber and a good source of folate
-Half a grapefruit for breakfast or add segments to a spinach and avocado salad. Try chopped grapefruit in salsa for a tangy twist

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Kiwi
-Excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of fiber
-Add a little green to your fruit salads or salsas. Slice into a spinach salad with orange segments
-You can also use kiwi to tenderize meat while adding a tangy flavor!

Pears
-Good source of vitamin C and fiber
-Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent discoloration
-Add to green salads with goat cheese. Serve alongside a cheese and nut platter. Bake pears with brown sugar and cinnamon for a wonderful dessert
-For an elegant twist, poach pears in red wine and serve over low-fat vanilla ice cream

Other winter fruits to add to your shopping list:

-Bananas
-Blood oranges
-Cranberries
-Kumquat
-Oranges
-Passion fruit

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