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Stoned Treats

By Ruchel Louis Coetzee
Posted On Jul 11, 2016
Stoned Treats

Stone fruits can be bottled, dried, or stewed for all-year bounty. From cobblers to jams to simple snacks, it’s pure pleasure to meet your recommended fruit intake.
By Ruchel Louis Coetzee


Stoned Fruits Protect your eyesight with this bright orange fruit that explodes  with vitamin A and sweet-tart flavor. Though half the size of a  peach, they have myriad nutritional attributes beneath their  velvety skin. Rich also in vitamin C and fi ber, apricot halves o er a  Mediterranean twist to your lamb stew.

Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia? Cloud nine. Sour cherries have a  higher vitamin C content than sweet cherries, yet both  are nutritionally delicious for cobblers, tarts, or as elements of a  cocktail.

The word “mango” conjures images of salsa dancing on a steamy  Miami night . Mangoes are packed with plenty of vitamins A and  C and dietary fiber, as well as folic acid. Green mango slaw— shredded mangoes, carrots, and pineapple with a little orange  juice—is better than a flu shot.

The first bite of a juicy peach during the waning days of summer is pure nirvana. One solitary peach offers nearly 5 percent of the recommended daily amount of potassium. Try canning some for a summer nod at Thanksgiving, and keep in mind that a peach is at its best when it’s plucked off the tree and eaten post haste.

Dried prunes are a diet staple, but fresh plums are a sweet, tart, waist-friendly treat. Packed with dietary fi ber, sorbitol, and isatin—known to aid digestion and relieve constipation—plums are a healthy dessert. Try with Greek yogurt and a swish of honey.