Presentation on theme: "Creative Cooking 1 FRUITS. Nutritionally Fruits are High in Vitamins Low in Fat Fruits should be washed in cold running water (fruit retains most nutrients)"— Presentation transcript:
Vitamins Best sources of Vitamin C are Citrus Fruits (need about 75mg/day ) (oranges 1 c. = 97.5mg) Strawberries are high as well (1 c. = 89.4mg)
Fruits High in Vitamin A Bright yellow fruits Cantaloupes Apricots
Fruit can be purchased Fresh – nutritionally best Frozen Dried Canned – nutritionally worst, lose nutrients to water pack.
Qualities of Purchased fruit Ripe fruit – ready to eat, peak color, peak taste, aromatic Under ripe – full sized but not peak quality, will ripen Immature – small, poor color, flavor & texture will not improve
Fruits are Classified By Physical Characteristics Where They Are Grown