April seasonal fruit

April seasonal fruit
06/04/2015 Margarida Moreira

Mango (Mangifera spp., Anacardiaceae family) is a relatively large, sweet and pulpy fruit, rich in vitamic A, B and C, minerals and antioxidants. The aroma of mango is sweet, intense and fresh and can be consumed fresh, natural, in fruit salad, canned in syrup and added to sweets. The fruit is recommended to treat scurvy and other problems related to the deficit of vitamin C. The mango is digestive and purifying. 100g of mango is equivalent to 70 Kcal.

Pear (Pyrus spp., Rosaceae family) is a April seasonal fruit, rich fruit in vitamins (especially C) and fiber. This fruit can be eaten raw, cooked, candied, in jams, sweets and pastries. Pears cause less allergies compared to other fruits and have medicinal properties: sedative and febrifuge. 100g of pear is equivalent to 57 Kcal.

Pineapple (Ananas comosus, Bromeliaceae family) is a rich tropical fruit in manganese and vitamin C. The fruit is usually eaten raw, but can be grilled or added to yogurt, smoothies, juices, salads and sweets. In health care is recommended anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and control of blood pressure and cholesterol. 100g of pineapple is equivalent to 50 Kcal.

Strawberry (Fragaria spp., Rosaceae family) is a small fruit, sweet and (usually) red, characterized by the seed on the surface of the fruit. This fruit can be consumed fresh, natural, in fruit salad and added to sweets. The fruit is medically recommended as diuretic, laxative, astringent, tonic, antirheumatic and antiseptic. 100g of strawberry is equivalent to 33 Kcal.

Sweet orange (Citrus x sinensis, Rutaceae family) is a rich citrus fruit in vitamins and antioxidants. Oranges are usually eaten raw, candied, in juices, sweets, jams and ice cream. Orange has medicinal properties: tonic, carminative, low fever, reduces catarrh and prevents and treats scurvy. 100g orange is equivalent to 47 Kcal.

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