Create some colour with a vibrant fruit platter. This beautiful arrangement is by IYTA Committee member, Amy Seal.
There’s nothing like a beautiful fruit platter to liven up a picnic or complete a summer lunch.
Check out this stunning display by Amy – based on a star. Amy has layered triangles of watermelon and mango and rockmelon segments around a centrepiece comprising of a small bowl of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries surrounded by kiwi slices. Yum!
5 Fun Fruit Facts
#1: Did you know most fruits are low in energy (kilojoules) and high in fibre and water, making you feel fuller. This reduces the risk of overeating which can cause weight gain.
#2: The fibre in fruit is also thought to reduce the risk of some cancers, including colorectal cancer.
#3: Fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Vitamins such as vitamin C and E and different phytochemicals may reduce the risk of cardiovascular conditions.
#4: Potassium and magnesium found in fruit have also been linked to lower blood pressure.
#5: Different coloured fruits, especially orange, red and yellow fruit, contain carotenes (Vitamin A) which are also thought to assist in immune function.