Three Fabulous Fruits to Pack on a Picnic
This delicious fruit is a good source of potassium, vitamin C and fibre. To enjoy fresh, simply wash and bring whole or if cutting into wedges, add a bit of lemon juice to prevent the natural browning that occurs when exposed to air. Bring along peach preserves to spread on whole grain baguette or add dried peaches to a trail mix.
Blueberries are antioxidant powerhouses thanks to the blue pigment they contain called anthocyanin. Blueberries are also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and fibre. Due to their delicate nature, wash and pack blueberries in a breathable yet sturdy container when on the go. Add to yogurt along with some nuts or incorporate into homemade muffins for tasty picnic snacks.
Just like blueberries, cherries also get their beautiful red colour thanks to the antioxidant anthocyanin. Cherries are also one of the natural food sources of melatonin, a natural component that helps to regulate our sleep patterns. A perfect food to pack to encourage a post picnic nap! Pack them fresh and whole, as part of a fruit salad or added to lemonade or water for a unique taste.
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