Strawberries are sugar-sweet, irresistible, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside
The food industry is scouting out the healthiest process to get our fruit or vegetables as fresh as possible. The Giving Tree snack use a new technology called freeze drying, this process removes 98% of the food’s water content whilst retaining the flavour, colour and nutritional elements.
Here is the freeze drying technology in 3 simple steps:
There are so many health benefits:
– Freeze dried foods are rich in antioxidants, potassium and fibre
– 1 of your 5 a day
– Quick and convenient way of eating plenty of fruit and vegetables
– Preserve high quality of taste and nutritions content
Our Giving Tree snacks are making a big difference in a snacking market. The usual snacks are are full of unhealthy additives such as sugar, sodium nitrate, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, etc… In our fruity Giving Tree snacks, you will find your favourite fruits with the same taste as usual, with a crunchy texture.
Here are some yummy ideas to put your freeze dried fruits:
Add your favourite freeze-dried fruits in your cereals or in your oatmeal.
Fruity Chocolate bar
- 8 ounces good quality, dark chocolate (70-80%), very finely chopped
- 1 cup assorted Giving Tree fruits, large pieces roughly chopped
Gently melt chocolate on the lowest possible heat setting. Stir regularly, removing from heat as needed. The goal here is to keep the temperature under 90 degrees, be patient, keep stirring, and even with the heat on a low setting the chocolate will melt eventually.
Once melted and smooth, pour chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread into an even layer (it will not cover the entire pan, just spread it until it’s as thick as you want your final bark to be).
Sprinkle evenly with Giving Tree fruits. Let dry, uncovered at room temperature, for 1 to 2 hours or until set. Break into serving size pieces.
Because of the nature of freeze-dried fruit, this particular bar is best enjoyed within a day or two, as the fruit will begin to soften once exposed to humidity. The bar is good for up to a week, however, the fruit just might be a bit softer after a few days out in the open.
(recipe from loveandoliveoil.com)
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There are many reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables. Freeze dried or fresh, it doesn't matter as long as they are prepared in a healthy