I was recently sent a little box of South African fruit - three different types of plums and two different types of nectarines, to sample.
The gift box is beautifully presented (including a lovely green apron) and almost upstages the lovely fruit. To receive the box as a gift would be a lot of fun and I'm still wondering what the box could be used for as it is waaaay too nice to throw away!
As ever, the fruit is just gorgeous and you can taste the sunshine that made it. Of course, it's also good for you being high in fibre and an excellent source of vitamins C and A. There's a study available online regarding the health benefits of eating fruit & vegetables high in antioxidants such as you find in these fruits. I have to admit that I'm all for reducing air miles for food, so I'm a bit betwixt and between where my opinion of the fruit is concerned for that reason, but there's no doubt that it is beautiful. It made a lovely bright, fresh breakfast with an orange & banana added, plus a spoonful of natural yoghurt. I could almost have been on that beach. If you need inspiration on recipes that use these ingredients, Sophie Michell has prepared some lovely ideas available from http://www.beautifulcountrybeautifulfruit.co.uk/.
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