Cooking fruit on skewers, just long enough to heat the fruit through and slightly caramelise its sugars, is an easy and fun way of enjoying fresh fruit. If you are having a barbecue, cook the fruit brochettes over the charcoal fire – but take care not to char the fruit or leave it too long in the smoke.
Use nectarines instead of peaches. * Use apples when peaches are not in season. * Serve the fruit kebabs raw, with the fresh fruit skewers resting in a pool of the coulis.
This delicious recipe provides useful amounts of important antioxidant vitamins – plenty of vitamin C from the raspberries and the orange and lemon juices, and vitamin A converted from the beta-carotene in the peaches. As the fruit is heated for only a very short time, most of the vitamin C is retained. * There is plenty of dietary fibre – both soluble and insoluble – in this array of fruit, and this is essential to keep the digestive tract healthy. Insoluble fibre provides bulk and prevents constipation. The soluble fibre found in fruit can be fermented by bacteria in the gut, producing substances that help to protect against bowel cancer.
Excellent source of copper. Good source of vitamin B1, vitamin C. Useful source of folate, niacin, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin E.