Fruit Technology

by Joanne on October 27, 2009


What fruit do you have in your house?

We have fresh pineapple:


Pineapple Grill Relish

  • 1/2 a medium pineapple, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1/2 a Red Sweet Bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 TBS fresh parsley
  • 2 TBS Lime Juice
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped fine.
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom

Mix all the above in a bowl.  Serve with grilled chicken or pork.

Nutrition values for 2, 3” slices of fresh pineapple:
calories:  60
protein:     1.0 g
carbs:     16.0 g
fat:             .5 g
Chol:         0
sodium:   10.0 mgs
figer:        1.0 g

There is at least one grapefruit always on hand:


Grapefruit-Orange Relish

  • 2 tsp sherry wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp lite soy sauce (lite on the salt)
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger (or 1/4 tsp ground)
  • 1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium grapefruit –  peeled and sectioned and cut in 1/3rds.
  • 1 medium orange – peeled and sectioned and cut in 1/2
  • 2 TBS mild onion, chopped
  • 2 TBS fresh parsley chopped

In a bowl, combine the vinegar, soy, and ginger.  Whisk in the oil. Stir in fruit sections, onion, and parsley.  Serve with Tuna or other firm fish.

Nutrition Values for 1/2 of a Fresh Grapefruit:
calories:  60
protein:    1.0 g
carbs:    16.0 g
fat:         0
cholest:  0
sodium:  0
fiber:      6.0 g

Of course the apples:



For a TERRIFIC apple sauce salsa recipe, see yesterday’s post.

Nutrition Values for 1 medium (5.4oz) Apple
calories:  80
protein:   0
carbs:    22.0 g
fat:        0
chol.:    0
sodium: 0
fiber:     5.0 g

Berries.  Gotta love them berries:


Berry Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cup berries (strawberries – sliced  or raspberries – cut in half)
  • 1 1/4 TBS sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • dash  of almond extract

Combine the berries and sugar and let sit for a day (6- 8 hours) in the fridge.  Drain and reserve the juice. Add enough water to the juice to make about 1/2 cup.  Combine the juice and the cornstarch in a pot until the starch dissolves, cooking over medium heat and stirring constantly until thickened.  Add the berries and the extract.   Serve on top of pancakes or pound cake.

Nutrition Values for 1/2 cup Fresh Raspberries
calories:  31
protein:   .6 g
carbs:    7.1 g
fat:        .3 g
chol.     0
sodium:  .1 mg
fiber:      4.2 g
Nutrition Values for 8 medium Fresh Strawberries
calories:   45
protein:    1.0 g
carbs:     12.0 g
fat:           0
chol:        0
sodium:    0
fiber:       4.0 g


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The Complete Book of Food Counts, Corinne T. Netzer


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1 Comment

  • At 2009.10.27 22:55, annie said:

    Some great ideas!!! I love all fruit, I always have apples and oranges on hand, bananas and strawberries too!

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