Monday, 22 April 2013

Autumn in Season - Feijoas


Don't you just love feijoa season! I know I do. I love eating them
fresh from the tree.  But for all you feijoa fans it's good to know that Feijoas are a very nutritious as well being super yummy! I have shared some of our Savvy Feijoa tips and recipes.

: April -June

Buying tips: Feijoas will nearly always remain green, so disregard the colour as a sign of ripeness. Buy the fruit firm with an even colour. Feijoas are ready to eat when slightly soft.

Storing tips:
Feijoas will ripen at room temperature, once ripe you can store in fridge. Feijoas freeze well, scoop out and freeze sliced or whole in labelled bags.

Savvy Nourish snapshot:
Eating one feijoa fruit a day supplies around 10% of an adult’s daily nutrition need.
Grab as a quick snack as you are going out the door.
  • Add fibre to your day, One fruit will provide 23% of an adult's daily need.
  • Vitamin C (50mg/100mg of flesh) which helps improving the body immunity against common cold and seasonal allergies.
  • Feijoa balances the body pH, being highly alkaline in composition.
  • High in potassium content which helps maintaining blood pressure.
  • Rich in folic acid and Vitamin B complex.

Fabulous ways with Feijoas

  1. Whip up a feijoa smoothie. Place a ripe banana with 3 tablespoons of natural yoghurt, 3 ripe feijoa centres, teaspoon or two of honey or real maple syrup and 300mIs of milk and blend.
  2. Chop up a ripe feijoa and place a couple of dollups of natural yoghurt on top and sprinkle with Muesli for a quick and healthy snack.
  3. Bake Feijoa Muffins
  4. For a healthy dessert with a twist, stew ripe feijoas and apples. Chop and peel 3 large apples and 6 ripe feijoa centres, ½ cup of water, and add 1 tablespoons of sugar or maple syrup, and a pinch of both cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer gently until boiled, and continue to simmer until reduced and thickened. Serve with greek yoghurt or ice cream
  5. Make Feijoa and Apple Relish

Treena & Trish x

Two sisters sharing realfood recipes that are simple, affordable and family friendly.

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