Friday, May 11, 2012

Juice Exploration ::: Kiwi + Fuji Apple Juice

Warning to our readers, do not try to drink kiwi juice alone. It's undrinkable from both of our experience as we tried. So, here is one of the delicious recipe we tried since my mom gave us 1 dozen of kiwis. This recipe also works for people who hate kiwis *hint dear.

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Proportions to make it taste good!
1 part Kiwi
1 part Fuji Apple

Kiwi skin may add a slightly bitter taste to the juice, however, it's your choice to keep the skin intact or removed it. Slice the apple up and then juice them in your juicer. I love to chill my fruits so I do not need to add ice which will dilute the juice when it melt.

Let's learn a little about kiwis.


Kiwi
Health Benefit of Kiwi Juice
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Vitamin E
Promote health and longevity
Rich in minerals
Protective phytochemicals
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Potassium
Copper.
Reduces high blood pressure
Regulates heart beat
Boosts our immune system
Helps with iron absorption
Prevention of anaemia
Valuable antioxidants that protect cells from free-radical damage
Improves eyesight.
Supports energy metabolism and nerve function
Folate, or folic acid, plays an essential role in making new body cells **hint** it's essential for women planning pregnancy and during pregnancy.
Aids our fluid balance.
Keep the liver, skin, joints, and muscles healthy.
Respiratory tract health.

When is the best time to cut kiwi in general?
Select kiwifruits by holding them between your thumb and forefinger and gently apply pressure. Ripe Kiwi that have the sweetest taste will feel a little soft. If kiwi fruits is not a little soft when you gently apply pressure with your thumb and forefinger, they have reached the peak of their sweetness and are not yet ready to be consumed.

How to store kiwis?
- For storage or more gradual ripening, keep either ripe or unripe apple in the refrigerator for no longer than 1-2 weeks. It can be left to ripen for a few days to a week at room temperature, away from exposure to sunlight and heat. For speedy ripening process, placing the apple fruits in a paper bag with an apple, banana or pear it will help.
- Next let's learn a little about Fuji apples. It's the most loved apple, which everyone would actually have it and go with the saying 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'.


Fuji Apple
Health Benefit of Fuji Apple Juice
Vitamin C
Fibre
Phloridzin
Quercetin
Pectin
Antioxidants
Bioflavonoids
Prevent heart disease
Prevent cancer
Weight management
Bone Health
Helps prevent Asthma
Helps prevent the development of cancer
Helps lower the bad cholesterol
Helps manage diabetes
Keep your heart healthy
Calm hunger pangs more thoroughly

How to choose Fuji Apple in general?
A good-quality Fuji apple will be firm with smooth and clean skin. The Fuji apple should feel solid and heavy instead of not soft and light. Avoid choosing Fuji Apple that are soft, have dark spots, apple skin that are wrinkles. A good Fuji Apple is usually green or yellowish green, with red highlights or pinkish. In my opinion the larger ones at times could be less flavourful as the medium-sized ones.

How to store Fuji Apple?
Store, keep apples as cold as possible in the refrigerator.

Read more here : Apples - Health Benefits of Apples74
Read more here : FUJI APPLE HEALTH BENEFITS


1 comment:

  1. ooo, this is a combination that i've never tried before. sounds healthy AND tasty! :D

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