Tuck into warm-weather fruits and veg with these helpful tips and refreshing snacks, all from our food editor Alison Roberts
WASH, DON’T PEEL
Washing fresh produce is an essential step in cooking any meal. By washing all of your fruit and vegetables (even those that are pre-packaged or peeled) under clean, running tap water and drying with a clean cloth or paper towel, you may help reduce the risk of food-borne infections, by removing soil residue and reducing bacteria levels.
The peel of most fruit and vegetables is edible and carries a wealth of nutrients and fibre! So, when possible, aim to keep the peel intact. However, there are exceptions, as some peels are far too hard, spiky or coarse to eat – for example, always remove the peel from pineapple, rockmelon, banana and watermelon.
When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.
– Mark Twain