Delicious and crunchy, apple fruit is one of the most popular and favorite fruits among the health conscious, fitness lovers who firmly believe in the concept of "health is wealth." This wonderful fruit is packed with rich phyto-nutrients that, in the true sense, indispensable for optimal health. Certain antioxidants in apple have several health promoting and disease prevention properties, and thereby, truly justifying the adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."
An apple orchard will typically remain in optimum production for around 25 years whereas its Pome fruit can happily produce fruit for up to 60 years - hence the grower's term, ‘pears for your heirs'.
The main types of apples we handle include:
- Royal Gala
- Golden Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
One of the popular among everyday fruits, grapes are widely viewed in many cultures as "the queen of fruits" since earlier times. These tiny berries are the storehouse of numerous health promoting phyto-nutrients such as poly-phenolic antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. No wonder why so many of us often include them in our diet, be it in the form of fresh table fruits, dry fruits, juice, or simply in salads.
Grapes grow in clusters of 6 to 300 and can be a variety of colours; black, red and white (which is actually green in colour) being the most common.
Delicious and juicy orange fruit contains an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals for normal growth and development and overall well-being. Citrus fruits, as such have long been valued for their wholesome nutritious and antioxidant properties. It is scientifically established fact that citrus fruits especially oranges by virtue of their abundance in vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals can benefit in many ways.
Orange : Firm, juiciest oranges contain ample amount of vitamin C along with folate, potassium, thiamine, calcium & magnisium. Available in 2 varieties : Navel (seedless & juicy) & Valencia (best for juicing).
Mandarin : Glossy & heavy, with good juice content. High in vitamin C, beta carotene & a good source of dietary fibre. 2 varieties : Imperial (smooth & glossy with several seeds) & Murcott or Honey Tangerine (yellowish-orange in colour with a distinctive taste).
Grapefruit : Round, smooth firm fruits rich in vitamin C & bioflavonoids, contain dietary fibre and are fat free. Available in 3 varieties : Marsh Seedless, Ruby (also called Red Blush and Ruby Red) & Thompson (or Pink Marsh).
Lemon : Firm, well-coloured lemons are excellent source of vitamin C. There are three main types that are grown in Australia, Meyer, Eureka, Lisbon.