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Sunday, May 24, 2009


I think we all know that fruit is healthy and has little calories. Therefore, fruit not only provides the body with the so needed vitamins, it also fits in well with and often is a necessary addition to any diet.

Migrants from Northeastern China, apricots eventually made their way to Europe where they inspired the term 'golden apple.'

A serving of three medium-sized fresh apricots (35g/ea) has only 50 calories and provides an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C.

These fragile peach-like fruits, with their perfumed aroma and ultra-sweet flavor, are also rich in beta-carotene. They can be enjoyed fresh or dried.
~Source: Dole Food Facts.

While preparing fresh vegetables, try adding some dried apricots. A combination of Brussels Sprouts and apricots, will make any mouth water. It even may appeal to the taste buds of those who do not like Brussels Sprouts. I personally like to add diced pears at the last minute.

Serve fried, broiled, or grilled chicken with an apricot sauce or cut up some apricots in a fresh fruit salad or plain yoghurt and you have a tasty and delicious dessert. Of course apricots always make for a good and tasty snack in between as well.

I like fresh fruit a lot. It is good for the body and very refreshing, especially in the summer. Let us not forget to see to our souls as well. We can be refreshed by and in our brethern with the love and joy we share in the Lord.

Philemon 1:20
Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in the Lord.


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