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July 10, 2019

Fruit Buyer’s Report | Fruitful Office Summer 2019

Dear All,

We hope you have been enjoying your Summer and been able to take some well-earned time off!

When in the office, we hope our fruit baskets have gone some way in brightening up your day. Available varieties are certainly plentiful and we do our best to keep the fruit mix exciting.

Below are some seasonal highlights (please note that inclusion of different varieties is dependent on the specific product your workplace orders):

  • British strawberries

We love British strawberries and generally use nothing but British! In addition to all the environmental benefits and supporting British farmers, they are the tastiest strawberries available – their sweetness levels and juiciness unmatched by foreign imports.

The antioxidant richness of strawberries is well known, but did you know that they can help with weigh management? With just 6g of sugar and 33 calories per 100 grams, strawberries can provide a sweet fix in return for very little natural sugar and calories.

  • Peaches and nectarines

We alternate between peaches and nectarines depending on quality. The main difference is that peaches have a fuzzy skin whereas nectarines are smooth.

Peaches and nectarines are high in antioxidant Vitamin C, which helps the body to develop resistance against infectious agents and harmful free radicals. They are also rich in minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron. They are low in calories and contain no saturated fats.

We also love flat peaches (also known as a donut peach for obvious reasons). These squashed-looking peaches were first grown in China during the 19th century. They are slightly sweeter than your everyday peach and great fun to eat!

  • Figs

Figs are a late Summer/early Autumn variety. They generally become available in late August/September.

Although commonly referred to as a fruit, the fig is actually the flower of the fig tree which have no blossoms on their branches. The blossom is inside the fruit! Many tiny flowers produce the crunchy little seeds that give figs their unique texture.

Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fibre as well as containing good levels of potassium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese.

Stay healthy and enjoy your Summer everyone.

Fruitful Office team

Fruit Buyer’s Report | Fruitful Office Summer 2019