Many Faces of
fruit is to kitchen staples what the little black dress is to a wardrobe.
You can pair it with any number of foods for many different "looks."
Eaten in moderation, it can provide a quick flavor kick for 50 calories
or less to foods.
fruits are like a cross between a jam and a syrup. They typically provide
between 30 and 50 calories per tablespoon. They're found in the same types
of flavors as jams and jellies.
fruits are made with fruit and many use fruit juice concentrates, such
as white grape juice, as the sweetener. Though the label may say something
like "100% fruit," part of this "fruit" will be the
fruit juice concentrate. The label typically recommends they be refrigerated
them in the jams and jellies section of your grocery store.
a list of several uses for spreadable fruits.
the butter or margarine and use spreadable fruit as THE topping for
bread, bagels, French toast, waffles and pancakes.
them lightly over low-fat or fat-free ice cream as a quick
a tablespoon into a serving of plain, fat-free yogurt for a flavor
with nonfat cream cheese to create your own unique flavors and kick
up the flavor.
as a glaze on meat.
a hot sauce to pour over meat and other foods. Heat the spreadable
fruit in a small pan over low heat, stirring constantly. For example,
try a raspberry spreadable fruit over chicken or salmon.
slightly with a little fruit juice, such as orange juice, and use
as a fruit salad dressing.
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