Frozen fruit as sold in stores, is frozen soon after picking, thereby retaining a greater number of vitamins and minerals.
Tesco sell packs of frozen Summer Fruits which contain a selection of blackberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. One 80g serving is equal to one of your five a day and has just 21 calories. Or, you can eat the whole 500g pack for 135 calories!
Tesco’s Summer Fruits is sold in a 500g clear pack with a cardboard outer sleeve. The fruit have been freshly frozen and it shows by their vibrant colours. The larger fruits – blackberries and raspberries, are a decent size too.
Frozen berries are handy for keeping in the freezer, particularly for using in recipes if you don’t have any fresh fruit to hand. But I love popping them into a blender along with some natural yogurt and a bit of milk to make a deliciously thick and icy smoothie. It’s also a good way to incorporate healthy little fruits such as redcurrants which aren't so often purchased and eaten on their own.
|Inside the pack before opening|
|Tesco Frozen Summer Fruit|
The exact ingredients are:
Blackberries (40%), Raspberries (25%), Blackcurrants (25%) and Redcurrants (10%).
Tesco also have a NEW frozen fruit pack. This one is a bit smaller at 350g and contains frozen blueberries and strawberry slices. The proportion of fruit is 50% strawberries and 50% blueberries.
Alternatively, if you shop at ASDA, you could try their selections of frozen fruit. This pack is called Summer Fruits and contains a powerful antioxidant mix of SIX types of berries:
Strawberries, blackberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, blueberries
The fruit is frozen within hours after harvesting to lock in freshness. Eating 100g of this fruit is worth 33 calories and the pack size is 500g.
|ASDA frozen summer fruits|
Suitable for vegetarians.
Nutrition information per 100g (Summer Fruits): 27 calories, 1.0g protein, 5.4g carbohydrate, 5.4g sugars, 0.2g fat, 0g saturates, 1.5g fibre, trace salt. 62mg Vitamin C (82% RDA).
Nutrition information per 100g (Blueberries & Strawberries): 36 calories, 0.7g protein, 7.8g carbohydrate, 7.8g sugars, 0.2g fat, trace saturates, 3.2g fibre, trace salt.
© Diets and Calories 2012