Let’s not kid ourselves, we all love a good snack. There is a way to have a snack to satisfy your urges, and for it to be really healthy as well. Stewed fruit is one of those snacks, it’s undeniably a healthy and tasty treat! By cooking the fruit, it makes it easier to chew as well. The fruit itself can be chosen up to your preference, and of course, the time of the season, depending on which ones are currently ripe. It’s a much healthier variant than going for sweets and crisps, the benefits are numerous!
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For several years now, nutritionists have been recommending that we eat 2.5 to 3 portions of fruit per day. However, on average we only eat 1.5 portions of fruit per day. This is why fruit compotes are an excellent ally for your well-being, for various reasons:
Digest, compotes contain many nutritional benefits. Indeed, cooking makes the fibres more tolerable and less irritating during digestion, it makes provitamin A more assimilable, softens the fruit and does not alter the fibre or polyphenol (antioxidant) content. The fruit is, therefore, better tolerated by sensitive intestines.
In addition, cooked fruit makes chewing easier.
And don’t forget all the preparations that have no added sugar and that help you to limit your sugar intake. You can also combine calcium and vitamins by mixing fruit compote with your yoghurt or cottage cheese.
The variety of fruit varies enormously according to the season. It has to be said that in winter the choice is much smaller! Fruit compotes allow you to eat different kinds of fruit all year round and above all to vary the flavours with fruits such as apricots, peaches, cherries, rhubarb, etc.