This is a perfect time to savor Australia’s succulent nectarines, peaches, plums and apricots with family and loved ones. Australian summer fruits make for a unique yet culturally significant gift for Chinese New Year with fresh fruits symbolizing life and new beginnings. Meanwhile, what better way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day than with a basket of juicy fruits or a dessert made lovingly with these nutritious and delectable summer fruit treats.
Fruits, especially peaches are a popular gift during Chinese New Year as they symbolize the wish for a long and healthy life. With all 4 Australian summer fruits perfectly ripe and in season, the gift of Australian summer fruits in the form of a fruit basket will certainly leave a good impression on family and friends as their round shape and vibrant color are said to symbolize prosperity and bring the recipient good fortune throughout the year.
For the healthy conscious, Australian summer fruits are a perfect match as a natural superfood that is low in calories and Glycemic Index helping restore energy, satisfy cravings in a healthy way, and keeping you fuller for longer. They also provide significant dietary fibre, potassium and antioxidants that encourage healthy digestion.
Thanks to Taste Australia, we were recently treated to a hands-on demonstration by Belinda Chee at the launch of the “Sweeter When Shared” Summer Fruits campaign. Some of the recipes she showed incorporated Australian summerfruits including a gift box of Summer Fruits, Summer Fruits Delight, and Pavlova with Summer Fruits that are perfect for the upcoming celebrations.
By the way, did you know that nectarines, peaches, plums and apricots are from the same family as the rose and also closely related to almonds. Summer fruits are sometimes called stone fruit for their pit aka seed.