Summer is here, and there’s no better way to get into the chilled vibe than enjoying fresh and juicy fruits. With so many seasonal fruits to choose from when you order your fruit and veg home delivery, it’s hard to know what to pick!
We recommend stocking up on juicy watermelon and fresh strawberries in your fruit and veg online order. Hydrating, delicious, and packed full of nutrients, they can be enjoyed separately or make the perfect ingredients for a summer fruit salad.
Healthy, delicious strawberries
Strawberries are known to be one of the world’s most popular fruits, thanks to their sweet taste and appealing bright tones — although, strictly speaking, they are not fruits as their seeds are on the outside. Instead, they are “runners,” horizontal stems that can produce new plants. Strawberries are so versatile that you can even consume their leaves raw in a salad or brewed to make tea.
As well as being delicious, strawberries contain high levels of vitamins C and K, folic acid, potassium, manganese, and fibre.
The pigments that give strawberries their distinctive colour also have protective qualities that can guard against heart disease and reduce inflammation.
What’s more, the malic acid found in the pulp of strawberries can help remove plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, making them appear cleaner and whiter!
Watermelon, the superfood
Native to Africa but now grown in warm climates all over the world, watermelon has got to be one of the most underrated superfoods. As well as being a great source of hydration, thanks to its 91% water content, watermelon is also full of nutrients to keep your body in top condition.
It’s packed with vitamins A, B6, and C, along with iron, phosphorus, thiamine, magnesium, and potassium. A typical serving of watermelon contains no fat or cholesterol.
The pigment lycopene, which gives watermelon its pink appearance, is known to lower the risk of prostate cancer. It’s also believed that the amino acid L-citrulline found in watermelon reduces muscles soreness after exercise.
Perfect for summer days, strawberries and watermelon combine in our salad to hydrate you and boost your levels of vitamins and minerals. Our recipe adds a touch of the east with rosewater and pistachios.
- Make the syrup by adding the caster sugar to 125 millilitres of water in a small pan, with the ginger and vanilla pod split in half. Simmer over low heat, constantly stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Continue simmering the mixture until it takes on a light syrupy texture. Once it’s cool, stir in the rosewater.
- Put the watermelon slices on a plate, add the strawberry rounds, and drizzle the syrup over. Add the pistachios and serve with a bowl of creamy natural yoghurt.
Get your fresh fruit and veg delivery in Melbourne
Wondering where to find the best fruit and veg online near me?
Look no further than Bright n Fresh. We hand-pick fresh, quality, and seasonal fruit and veg directly from the markets every day, to offer you an exciting range of produce online for delivery to your door.
From our store packed with the freshest fruit and veg in Brighton to your home, enjoy the benefits and convenience of eating tasty, seasonal goods, along with other essential groceries.
Contact us to know more.