5 Fruits You Should Seriously Try Cooking

by Divyata Raut
FOOD  |  May 18, 2018
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    Cooking takes out some of the moisture in fruits, which intensifies their flavours. It also improves the textures of fruits to become more tantalising. Cooking them is just one of the many diverse ways we can rekindle our love for fruits! Note that exposing fruits to high heat for a long period of time makes them lose their shape, as well as most of their nutrients and moisture. So try poaching and sautéing – both are great ways to cook fruit without facing a high amount of nutrient loss.

    (Also read: 10 Delicious Fruits You Can Add to Your Salads)

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  • Plum
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    Stone fruits such as plum and peaches have a subtle flavour that can be intensified in the presence of warm water. Poach these fruits with a tiny splash of red wine for a little antioxidant boost. Alternatively, leave out the alcohol and spike the water with a pinch cinnamon powder that makes these fruits good to go with your breakfast bowl of oatmeal or yogurt. Now, that’s some way to switch things up!

    (Also read: Are You Eating Fruits & Vegetables Wrongly?)

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  • Apple
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    The juicy and crunchy apple sitting in your fruit bowl at home can be transformed into a luxurious dessert simply by poaching it in water. Lower a deseeded apple in a pot of water at low heat for about 15 minutes or less. Take it up a notch by adding in a splash of cider. The end result? A delightfully warm and naturally sweet pulp that tantalises your taste buds with every bite. Do the same with pears!

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  • Banana
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    Tired of eating raw bananas? Slice up a ripe banana and place the slices in a lightly greased pan. Heat them up for about 30 seconds each side and you will be greeted with a delectable aroma. The banana’s warm, soft and sweet taste pairs extremely well with homemade pancakes, yogurt, and even bread. Adding a posh vibe to your homemade meals is that easy!

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  • Pineapple
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    Sauté spiced pineapple slices in the pan with your favourite vegetables for a tropical side dish that elevates the taste factor in stir-fry dishes. Sautéing pineapples releases its tangy and sweet juice into the dish that adds a distinct taste to your side dish. Serve it with plain rice for a quick and easy dinner packed with incredible flavour, and loads of vitamin C.

    (Also read: Why Tropical Fruits Make Healthy Snacks)

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  • Berries
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    Store-bought jam often comes with a whole lot of preservatives and sugar. Whipping up some quick fruit compote at home, however, saves your money and health. Let some chopped berries simmer in a cup of orange juice over the stove before mixing it into a thick paste. The orange and berries deliver the right amount of taste on their own, but you can add a teaspoon of raw sugar if you desire. This nutritious compote is loaded with antioxidants that taste brilliant drizzled over pancakes, in bread or in your granola bowl.

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