A young entrepreneur in Kurigram's Sadar upazila is reaping the benefits of orange farming, exemplifying self-reliance after completing his education. Abu Raihan Faruk, the enterprising youth, anticipates doubling his investment from selling a high-yield variety of oranges originating from China. Raihan, who finished his studies three years ago, chose entrepreneurship over job hunting. He started to cultivate various local and foreign fruits like mango, orange and grapes on his six-acre farm two and a half years ago. Recognizing the high demand for oranges in the local market, he focused on expanding his orange cultivation. Successful malta cultivation raises hope among farmers in Thakurgaon’s Ranishankail Starting with a single plant of the Chinese orange variety acquired from Bogura district, Raihan successfully grew 100 orange trees through graft cutting in just one and a half years. Encouraged by this success, he invested in commercial cultivation by dedicating two bigha of land to orange farming with an investment of Tk 20,000. Raihan found orange farming relatively hassle-free, requiring only compost fertilizer, pesticides, and anti-fungus spray for a healthy yield. He confidently expects to double his profits this year. He anticipates selling 15-20 maunds of oranges. The potential revenue from his orange harvest is estimated at Tk 80,000. Raihan also highlights the significant demand for oranges in Bangladesh, which currently relies on imports. He believes that local commercial cultivation could meet domestic needs and eventually lead to exporting oranges. Mohammad Kabir Hossain, a visitor to Raihan's orchard, is inspired by Raihan's success and plans to venture into orange farming himself. Biplab Kumar Mohonto, the deputy director of Kurigram's Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), acknowledged the novelty of orange cultivation in the district and offered support to Raihan. Returnee-migrant bets future on Malta farming in Rajshahi Raihan's journey illustrates how innovative agricultural practices can transform the livelihoods of young entrepreneurs and potentially reshape the agricultural landscape of districts like Kurigram.
Bread has held a cherished place in human diets for centuries. Among the diverse range of bread options, fruit bread stands out with its sweet and fruity twist. Fruit bread brings delightful flavors and essential nutrients. Bread is rich in vital carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Incorporating fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, raisins, mango, and pineapples elevate the taste of bread to a different level. More importantly, it enhances the nutritional content of your bread. You can enjoy a healthier and tastier bread experience with these simple recipes. 5 Delicious Homemade Fruit Bread Recipes Banana Bread Nutrition Bananas are a nutrient powerhouse. It’s rich in potassium, fiber, and vitamins B6 and C. Bananas support heart health, aid digestion, and provide a quick energy boost making them an excellent choice for a healthy snack. Ingredients 3 ripe bananas (mashed), 1 cup white sugar, 1 egg, ¼ cup melted butter, 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt. Read more: 5 Drumstick Recipes for Snacks Lovers Instructions First, gather all the necessary ingredients. Next, you need to warm up your oven beforehand to 325°F (165°C) for 15-20 minutes and grease a loaf pan (10 by 4 inches). By that time, combine bananas, sugar, egg, and butter in a bowl. Take another bowl and mix flour and baking soda. Then stir into the banana mixture until just smoothly mixed. After that add salt and pour the mixed batter into the loaf pan. Bake it for about 1 hour in the preheated oven. After an hour insert a toothpick in the center to check. If your toothpick comes out clean, the bead is nicely baked. It’s ready to enjoy. Orange Bread Nutrition Oranges are refreshing and nutritious packed with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. It promotes a strong immune system and healthy skin. They also support heart health and aid in better digestion. Read more: Having Snacks while Watching Sports: 10 yummy, nutritious, easy recipes Ingredients 2 eggs, 1½ cups granulated sugar, orange zest (from 1 orange), 3 oranges (3/4 cup juice), 1110 grams unsalted butter (softened), 2 cups all-purpose flour, and 3 teaspoons baking powder. Instructions First, prepare to warm your oven in advance to 375°F/190°C for 15-20 minutes. By that time, in a large bowl, cream together the eggs and sugar until it’s smooth and pale. In the mixture, add orange zest, ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, and butter. Then mix everything thoroughly using an electric mixer. Next, gradually pour flour and baking powder into the mixture and continue mixing until everything is well blended.
Palm is recognized by various names, commonly referred to as the doub palm, panai maram, palmyra palm, tala or tal palm, wine palm, toddy palm, or ice apple. This sweet and juicy summer fruit is cultivated in South Asia and South-east Asia. Besides, bestowing delicious taste, palm or ice apple can provide potential health benefits. It is an abundant source of essential nutrients such as vitamins B and C, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, thiamine, and riboflavin. This fruit is also good for the diabetic people. 7 Best Recipes to prepare from Palm Fruit or Ice Apple Palm can be enjoyed raw or mixed with other dishes for added flavor. In Bengali cuisine, palm fruit is utilized in the preparation of various popular dishes, desserts, and sweets. These include palm candy, pitha, payesh, bora, kheer, and so many more. We have gathered versatile use of palm for delightful Bengali foods. Palm Fritters (Taler Bora) Ingredients 1 medium size palm or 3 cups of pulp, 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour, ½ cup rice flour, ½ cup suji, 1 cup freshly scraped coconut, 1 ½ cup sugar: 11/2 cup, ½ teaspoon salt, and oil for frying. Process To start, extract the pulp from ripe palm fruits. Transfer it to a heavy-bottomed pan and cook the pulp over low heat. Meanwhile, keep stirring. Be careful not to let it boil. After about 5-6 minutes remove the pan from the heat. Then add the required amount of sugar to enhance the taste, starting with a smaller amount. Read more: 7 Mouthwatering Black Plum (Jaam) Recipes for Summer 2023 After a 5 minute cooling period, add flour, suji, and salt to the mixture. Mix everything well until a thick dough-like batter is formed. Adjust the sugar if necessary, and then add the coconut. In a separate heavy-bottomed pan, heat oil over low-medium heat. Take small scoops of the batter and drop it into the hot oil. Frying them on medium heat, it may take approximately 9-10 minutes to turn a golden brown color. Make sure to fry them evenly, and once done, strain any excess oil. For the best taste and texture, let the fritters sit overnight, as the flavors will develop and the outer skin will soften. Your sweet delicious palm fritters or taler bora is ready to be enjoyed, even for the next few days if preserved rightly. Read more: Litchis for Summer 2023: 7 Mouthwatering Dessert Recipes Taler Kheer Ingredients 2 cups palm pulp, 1 cup milk, ¾ cup sugar, ½ cup grated coconut, and ¼ cup milk powder (optional). Process Create a puree using ripe palm and set it aside. Place the milk on heat, bring it to a boil, and then lower the flame. Let it simmer for 10 minutes and stir continuously. Next, add milk powder and give it a good stir to ensure there are no lumps. This will thicken the milk. After that, remove the mixture from the heat. In another pan, take the palm puree and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the moisture evaporates, resulting in a thick paste. Add sugar to the paste and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes over medium heat. Stir constantly until the color darkens. At this stage, add grated coconut, mix thoroughly, and cook for an extra 2 minutes. Read more: 10 Best Mango Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Now, combine the palm paste with the milk and mix quickly. Cook it over low heat for 5 minutes until you reach the desired consistency. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Allow it to cool and serve chilled, garnished with nuts or your preferred toppings. Easy Ice Apple Juice (Taler Shash er Juice) Ingredients 4 ice apple, 1 cup water, and sugar 2 tablespoon (optional) Process To begin, clean the palm seeds (Taler Shash) or ice apples thoroughly to remove any dirt or impurities. Next in a blender take the ice apples and blend until smooth. Then pour half of the water and blend again. Read more: Delicious Jackfruit Recipes to Try Out Today In this stage, keep in mind that the juiciness and texture of the ice apples may vary depending on their maturity. Usually the tender ones are juicy and squishy. So be careful of your apple types and mix the required water and blend once more. Normally this is very tasty and refreshing. However, if desired, add sugar as per your taste. Serve it instantly with ice. Ice Apple (Palm seeds or Taler Shash) Sherbet Ingredients 6 ice apples, 10 gram cardamom, and 5 milliliter fresh lime juice. Process First, extract the Ice apples (Palm seeds or Taler Shash) from palms and clean them from any dirt or impurities. Then, remove the white skin from the fruit. After that, roast cardamom and grind it to a powder form. Add hot water to the powder and cover it to get the extract of cardamom. In a blender take the Ice apples and strained cardamom juice. Read more: Homemade Ice Cream Recipes Using Seasonal Fruits for This Summer Blend the mixture until smooth and add fresh lime juice. Mix it again and then freeze the mixture until it reaches a firm consistency. Bring it out, use an ice cream churner to churn it and your sherbet is ready to enjoy. When serving, sprinkle cardamom powder on top for an appealing garnish.
Black plum, or Jaam, is a native fruit in the countries of southern Asia. This fruit is also called Jambul or Jamun or Jamblang or Jambhul, or Kaalo Jaam. In Bangladesh, Jaam is popular for its sweet taste and vibrant color. Packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, this summer fruit offers numerous health benefits. It’s full of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, and B6. Black plum improves blood health through enhancing hemoglobin count. It improves skin and eye health, and guards against conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. It aids digestion, relieves stomach pain and arthritis, and assists in managing type 2 diabetes symptoms. With its rich nutritional profile, black plum is a valuable addition to a summer diet, providing a delicious way to boost overall health. 7 Versatile Black Plum (Jaam) Recipes Eating black plum as a fruit is not the sole way to enjoy it. Explore these 7 innovative recipes. Black Plum Chutney Ingredients 250 gram black plum, 1 tablespoon panchphoran, 2 dried chillies. 1 tablespoon oil, ½ tablespoon salt, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup jaggery and ¼ cup water Process Start with heating oil and spices in a pan. When the ingredients are cooked properly, add black plum and saute for a while. Then add sugar, salt, and jaggery. Cover the pan and cook for some time. After 10 minutes remove the cover and continue cooking uncovered for the time left. It’ll help to evaporate the water. After cooking properly, strain the pulp to remove the seeds. Throw away the seeds and start reheating the pulp. Heat until it reaches a boil point. Then let the cutney cool down. Finally, store it in a glass jar. Your delicious black plum chutney is ready to enjoy. Read more: Litchis for Summer 2023: 7 Mouthwatering Dessert Recipes Black Plum Jam Ingredients 1 kilogram black plum, 1 ½ cup sugar, and 1 lime. Process First wash the black plums thoroughly. Next cook the plum with ¼ cup of water for 5 minutes. And let it cool down. Then strain the mixture and remove the seeds. You can keep it rough and raw like this or blend it for a smoother texture. In a separate pan, take ½ cup of water, sugar, and lime. Keep stirring. Bring the liquid to a boil and then add the pre-made plum paste. Cook the mixture for around 5 minutes. And then remove the combination from heat. Wait for some time. Pour the mixture in a glass jar while it's still slightly hot. Let the jam fully cool down. Finally, store the jam in the refrigerator. Your squishy sweet jam is ready. Read more: 10 Best Mango Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Black Plum Sorbet Ingredients 600 grams black plums, 5 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Process Forst, make pulp from the black plums. Next, add sugar, lime juice, and salt to the pulp. Blend all the ingredients together into a smooth paste. Strain the paste for smoother puree. Taste it and adjust salt, and lime as per taste. Then pour the mixture in a plastic box and layer it with plastic wrap. Cover the box with additional plastic wrap or parchment paper to prevent forming crystals. Freeze it for 4-5 hours. Once frozen, garnish with chaat masala and lime juice. Read more: 5 Mouth-watering Mango Pickle Recipes to Cherish This Summer Black Plum Mint Popsicles Ingredients 500 grams black plums (deseeded), a few sprigs of mint, 1 lime (juiced), and 2 tablespoon sugar (optional) Process This delicious recipe is super easy in this scorching hot summer. It will take you only 10-15 minutes to prepare. Begin with washing the plums of any dirt or bugs. Next, deseed them. Now take the ingredients including plums, lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves in a blender. Blend them until the mixture forms a smooth and thick paste. Strain for any unexpected chunks. And pour the puree into popsicle molds. Insert the sticks and freeze them for approximately 3 hours or until they turn solid. Bring out them, demold, and enjoy your refreshing popsicles. Read more: Delicious Jackfruit Recipes to Try Out Today
Mango is a native fruit of southern Asia. This incredibly delicious fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Mango is enriched with fiber, folate, vitamin K, vitamin C, beta-carotene, magnesium and potassium. It promotes cardiovascular health; and aids in maintaining a stable digestive system. On top of that, mango can help to minimize the risk of cancer. Apart from the numerous health benefits, the exceptionally versatile fruit mango can be easily blended with everyday recipes and meals. 10 Healthy Mango Recipe Ideas for Breakfast Mango, the ‘King of Fruits’ is one of the best things of summer. Many people wait for the summer season just for their love for mangoes. Here we have gathered 10 best mango breakfast recipes to enhance your summer experience even more delightful. Mango Smoothie Ingredients 2 mangoes (fresh), 1 small banana (fresh), ½ cup yogurt, honey, ½ cup orange juice, honey and ice cubes. Process For best flavor use fully ripe fresh mangoes. First slice the mango into approximately ½ inch chunks, place them in a container, and freeze them. It is better to do the previous day. Bananas and yogurt make the beverage smooth and creamy. For sweetening add honey as per your taste. To ensure that the frozen ingredients blend well, start by adding the ice cubes and frozen mango chunks, with banana, yogurt, and orange juice. Start to blend at medium speed to break down the larger chunks, then increase the high speed. Continue blending until the mixture becomes smooth, thick, and creamy. Taste the drink and add extra honey if desired. This is the perfect, easy and convenient way to start a day. Read more: 12 types of salt used in cooking, baking and seasoning Mango Yogurt Parfait Ingredients 1 cup ripe mango pulp, 1 cup chopped mango, 1 cup plain yogurt, ½ cup cream, 3 tablespoon icing sugar, and 8-10 pieces biscuits crumbs. Process First combine cream, yogurt, and icing sugar in a bowl. Next, crush biscuits and add two tablespoons of mango pulp to them. Then, take another bowl and mix two tablespoons of the cream mixture into the mango pulp. Now take a glass. In the glass, at first layer one tablespoon of crushed biscuits followed by two tablespoons of the mango pulp mixture. Then repeat with another layer of the crushed biscuits mixture. Finally, add the cream-yogurt mixture. Decorate with chopped mango and cream. Serve it as chilled. This presents a more sophisticated yet impressive choice for special occasions. Read more: Health benefits of floral teas: 10 blends you can try Mango Oatmeal Ingredients ½ cup quick-cooking oats, ½ cup fresh mango slices, 2 tablespoon almonds (whole or sliced), dash of cinnamon, and dash of nutmeg. Process The process for this breakfast dish consists of two main steps: oatmeal preparation, and adding mangoes with toppings. First bring water to a boil, add the oats, and simmer them over low heat until they reach your desired consistency. The oatmeal can be cooked via microwave or stove. Once the oatmeal is ready, simply incorporate the mango slices and then sprinkle on top some almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. You may add other toppings of your choice. This wholesome and nourishing breakfast option is perfect to start your day. Read more: 5 Mouth-watering Mango Pickle Recipes to Cherish This Summer Mango Salad with Lime Ingredients 2 fresh ripe mangos, 1 red bell pepper, ½ cucumber, ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion, ¼ cup chopped fresh mint, 2 tablespoons chopped coriander, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ tablespoon honey, ¼ teaspoon salt and fresh ground black pepper. Process First, cut the mangoes into small pieces. Next, dice the bell pepper and chop the cucumber. Proceed to thinly slice the red onion, and then finely chop the mint and coriander. Finally combine all the prepared ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Take a separate small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, and honey. Pour this dressing over the mango and vegetable mixture, and add salt to your taste. Mix all the ingredients together properly. The salad can be refrigerated and enjoyed for up to three days. This light and revitalizing salad is a perfect choice for a refreshing summer breakfast. Read more: Love shutki? 7 spicy Bangladeshi dried fish recipes you can try Mango Toast Ingredients 2 tablespoon low-fat natural or Greek yogurt, ¼ ripe mango, and 1 slice wholegrain bread. Process First, place the bread into the toaster or oven to prepare toast. It will take a minute. Meanwhile, wash the mango in plain water. Then, cut, peel and slice the mango. Once the toast has been cooled down, spread yogurt on top of it. Arrange the mango slices on the yogurt-covered toast and serve promptly. This uncomplicated and effortless breakfast is ideal for a hectic morning. Read more: These are the 10 Most Expensive Teas in the World
Mango harvest in Natore district began today (May 20, 2023) with the Gopalbhog variety. Deputy Commissioner Abu Naser Bhuiya inaugurated the harvest officially by plucking mangoes from an orchard at Kola Chapila in Gurudaspur upazila of the district. Read more: 5 Mouth-watering Mango Pickle Recipes to Cherish This Summer Deputy Director of the district’s Department of Agriculture Extension Abul Wadud, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sraboni Roy and owners of mango orchards were present on the occasion. This year, the government has set a target to produce mangoes worth Tk 750 core from 13,280 orchards in Natore district. Read more: Bumper production of mango: Chapainawabganj farmers are all smiles
There is a reason why jackfruit is Bangladesh's national fruit. It grows in abundance across the country, particularly in the highland areas. Madhupur and Bhawal are among the top areas where jackfruit production is high. Once considered a backyard fruit, jackfruit now has the potential to become an export item - offering new economic opportunities and providing a sustainable food source for the population. In this article, we will explore how jackfruit can become a game-changer. Why Jackfruit? According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, about 1.5 million metric tons of jackfruit are produced in Bangladesh every year. Researchers observed that in the last few years, about 45% of this total production, i.e., about 5 lakh tons of jackfruit were wasted. During jackfruit season, fruits like mango and litchi are available in the market, and it is difficult to process jackfruit for eating as compared to these fruits. Most people in Bangladesh think that jackfruit can only be eaten when it is ripe. There is a lack of interest in consuming unripe jackfruit. So a large part of the jackfruit produced in Bangladesh is wasted every year. Read More: Delicious Jackfruit Recipes to Try Out Today Keeping these issues in mind, researchers are trying to make food products with jackfruit that are easy to preserve for several months. Thus, they are aiming to reduce wastage and open up new economic prospects for the country. Products Made Using Jackfruit In recent times, various types of delicious foods are being prepared from jackfruit in Bangladesh, which includes jackfruit jam, pickles, chutney, chips, cutlets, ice cream, curd, ready-to-cook jackfruit, fresh cut (vegetable meat), jackfruit powder, and various other packaged products. Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute has developed these products for the first time in Bangladesh. Customers can find these products in several supermarkets and retail markets across the country. Between 2019 and 2022, the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute partnered with NewVision Solutions Limited to carry out a three-year research program, titled "Jackfruit Postharvest Loss Reduction and Marketing Strategy". The objective of this program was to prevent the wastage of jackfruit and explore its various uses. Read More: 7 Nutritious, Delicious Jackfruit Recipes for Curries, Snacks, Salads As part of the project, the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute provided training to around 700-800 individuals on the production and marketing of jackfruit. These individuals are now engaged in producing a variety of jackfruit products. Additionally, the institute is also offering free training to anyone who is interested in learning more about producing jackfruit products. Initially, the researchers focused their efforts on studying four products, namely jackfruit chips, pickles, fresh cuts, and dried products, as part of the project. However, they have now come to realize that jackfruit can be utilized as a resource for over 30 different products. According to researchers, the market demand for fresh-cut or unripe jackfruit is higher than that for other jackfruit products. This benefits farmers, as a single jackfruit that would usually sell for Tk 60-70 can be sold for Tk 200-250 as fresh-cut jackfruit. Read More: Corona, Amphan: Popular jackfruit haat in Jashore takes a hit Currently, a range of food items, such as unripe jackfruit vegetable rolls, cutlets, and shingara, are being prepared in the market. Meanwhile, ripe jackfruit juice is being used to make ice cream, cakes, and fruit roll-ups. In addition to that, these products made using jackfruit are already creating employment in the country. On the other hand, there is a demand for these products in the international market as well.
Lychee (Litchi) is enriched with a good amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, and phytonutrient flavonoids. It contains the excellent nutrient that is required for the production of blood. For the formation of RBC, we need manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, and folate and lychee is a great source of these. Lychee increases the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. We are here with easy-to-prepare Lichi recipes for homemade drinks, snacks, and desserts with highly valued food items. Seven Yummy and Nutritious Lychee Recipes to try at home Mango Litchi Desserts You can try mango Litchi Desserts which is a refreshing cold dessert with two favorite tropical fruits. You will definitely enjoy it during hot summer days. Just need 10 to 15 minutes to prepare. Ingredients 500 GM Curd, 1 cup Fresh Cream, 2 tbsp sugar powder, 2 cups Frozen Mango Pieces, 1.2 cup sugar, 1.2 cup water, 1.4 cup litchi crush, 2 tbsp dry fruit crush, 1 cup mango pieces Instructions First, make sure to dispatch the water completely from the curd and then rest for 5 hours. After that add the fresh cream, and the sugar powder and beat to make a creamy texture. Blend the frozen mango pieces along with ½ cup sugar and some water to make a smooth texture. Put the mixture in the bowl and keep it aside. Mix the whipped cream mixture with the litchi crush and pour the litchi cream mixture into a glass and add the mango puree. For decoration, you can add mango pieces and dry fruit crust. Finally, it is ready to serve. Read: Rainy Day Homemade Snacks Ideas, Recipes to Enjoy with Family Lychee Blueberry Cupcakes If you are a fan of cupcakes, don’t miss the Lychee cupcakes. It would be a great delight for the kids also. Ingredients 12 fresh lychees, peeled & seeded, 125g unsalted butter, 3/4 cup caster sugar, 2 eggs, lightly beaten, ⅓ cup milk, 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted, ¼ cup blueberries Instructions First, preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a cupcake tin with 12 cases. Cut the fresh lychees into small pieces. Set aside. Then cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for about 2-3 minutes to make them light, and fluffy. After that, add the eggs to beat for a further minute. Add the flour and the milk and mix well. Finally, add the blueberries and chopped lychees. Pour cupcake batter into the prepared cases until ⅔ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes. You can use a toothpick to test whether it is okay or not. If the toothpick remains dry, your cupcakes are ready to serve. Read: Soybean Oil Substitutes: Some Healthier Options for Cooking, Baking Lychees in Vanilla Syrup Ingredients 1 cup of caster sugar, 2 cups of cold water, 50 fresh lychees, peeled and deseeded, vanilla bean Instructions First, heat 1 cup caster sugar and 2 cups water. Stir continuously so that sugar dissolves. When sugar mixes well make sure you increase the heat. Then and vanilla bean. Cook for 8-10 minutes until it becomes thickened. Add the lychees. Cook for another few minutes. Finally, let it cool and detach the vanilla bean before serving. Read 10 Grocery Shopping Apps in Bangladesh: An Overview Lychee Frozen Cheesecake Who doesn’t love cheesecake? The nutrition, flavour, taste and texture of your regular cheesecakes can be enhanced by adding Lychees. Ingredients 250g packet gingernut cookies, 60g unsalted butter, 250g pack fat cream cheese, 250g low-fat ricotta, 2/3 cup caster sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon rind, 250mls cream, 15 fresh lychees, extra lychees to serve, lemon zest, to serve Instructions First, prepare the base with the cookies and the melted butter. Then make a thick and smooth mixture with cream cheese, ricotta, sugar, and lemon rind, blending them for a couple of minutes. Pour the mixture into the tin over the biscuit base and smooth the surface. Cover and freeze for 2 hours. Finally, remove the tin from the freezer 15 minutes ahead of serving. Read: 10 Healthy Midnight Snacks Recipes for Night Owls Lychee with Coconut Wafers Kids are always crazy for crunchy snacks like wafers. If you try Lychee with coconut wafers, it will win the souls of the adult members of your family too. Ingredients 2 cups shredded coconut, 2 egg whites, 1/3 cup plain flour, 1/3 cup caster sugar, 300g sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 2 teaspoons icing sugar, sifted, 450g lychees, peeled. Instructions First, don’t forget to preheat the oven to 190C. Then mix the coconut, egg whites, flour, and caster sugar in a large bowl. Take baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Put spoonfuls of the mixture and make 8 thin discs 12 cm in diameter. Bake for 15-18 minutes to make them golden and crisp. Remove and let them cool. In the meantime, mix together the sour cream, vanilla, and icing sugar in a small bowl. To decorate, place a coconut wafer on each plate, top with some sour cream mix, then some lychees. Repeat the layers and serve dusted with extra icing sugar. Read Delicious Watermelon Ice Cream and Cake Recipes to Try at Home Lychee Asian style fruit salad Ingredients 20 fresh lychees, 1 Nashi pear, 4 slices of fresh pineapple, ½ small papaya, 1/4 honeydew melon, 2 firm-ripe mangoes Syrup 250 ml water, 75g caster sugar, 3 thin slices of ginger, peeled, ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds, Juice, and zest of 1 lime Instructions First, for preparing the syrup, heat the water and sugar in a small pan and cook until the sugar dissolves completely. Add the ginger and cardamom seeds and cook for 10 minutes. Let it cool and then add lime juice and zest. Put aside the syrup and in the meantime cut all fruits along with lychees into small pieces and mix them together. Drizzle over the cold syrup and serve. Read: Yummy Bengali Seafood Recipes to Try at Home Thai Banana-Lychee Dessert in Coconut Milk Don’t miss this easy banana and lychee dessert that needs only ten minutes to make. Its taste is wonderfully sweet and complex. Asian people call it a "dessert soup". You can serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood. Ingredients 2 small ripe bananas, 1 can coconut milk, 1/4 to 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 pinch salt, 8 to 10 lychees Instructions First, peel the bananas and slice them into 2 inches long. Heat the coconut milk over medium-high heat. Then add the other ingredients except for lychees and banana and mix well. After that, add the bananas and lychees to the mixture. Make sure to continue stirring so that the bananas and lychees are warmed through. It may take 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm or cold to your taste and mood. Bottom Line Litchi is a nutritious tropical fruit. It has a mouthwatering sweet and sour taste. People of any age love eating ripe Litchis. You can also preserve Litchis in the refrigerator to eat in other seasons. So far we have discussed 7 delectable Litchi recipes to prepare desserts, snacks and drinks. Following these recipes you can get the taste and nutrition of the heavenly fruit Litchi with your adorable family. Read Savory Lassi: 7 Easy Recipes to Try at Home
It is such common knowledge that fruits and vegetables equal good. Regardless of lifestyle, the two have been the face of healthy eating, but that’s about where it ends for some. Differentiating different fruits and vegetables isn’t the main priority for many - as long as it isn’t a milkshake or cake, it’s better. With the right guidance and diet plan, certain fruits can help to optimize the results you are looking for when on a fitness pursuit. Here are some of the best fruits to improve fitness or put on muscle. Fruits To Avoid Before looking at the ones you do need, it’s important to first establish why not all fruits are the same and how alternative choices will sabotage your fitness progression. The avocado is one of the biggest culprits of this and not because it’s bad, but mainly because it does not compliment many bodybuilding diets out there. Most plans involve a strict reduction of fat and sugar, with simple carbs being the primary energy source. Avocado is the antithesis of this principle and primarily contains fat. General strength-based exercises don’t involve much cardio, and fat is the least preferred energy source if your exercises focus on static. Read Avocado: Is it overrated? Know the benefits, alternatives Durians are another type of food that has a high amount of both carbs and fat, which is a lethal combo that can do more harm than good. While avocados at least have the reputation of dominating anything that’s Keto-related, Durian is off-putting too many and offers too few health benefits to substitute other fruits that are both delectable and nutritious. Coconuts are the final options for fruits to avoid. While coconuts are nowhere near as controversial, the difficulty would be steering clear away from this delicious fruit. Coconuts are more versatile than the two other fruits on this list, which means that some foods you may think are harmless may secretly have coconut oil in them. Coconuts are also commonly turned into shavings and could spell disaster for your waist if they are cleverly used with your favorite desserts. Out of all fruits, coconuts have the highest amount of saturated fat and is deceptively heavy for how light it can taste. Read How to heal lungs naturally and improve breathing after recovering from COVID-19? Best Fruits for Muscle Building Oranges As children, oranges were possibly the signature citrus fruit to go for when pursuing a life of healthy eating -and for good reason. Oranges are jam-packed with Vitamin C and are particularly viable before your workout due to the nutrient preventing nitric oxide from being broken down. Alternatively, you could consume the fruit after your workouts and enjoy the fruit for its stellar antioxidant properties. The fruit is tasty and easily made into juices - so having it anyway you like wouldn’t stray too far away from its natural nutritional value. Apples If fruits had a mascot, apples would be it. From nursery adages to in-depth nutrient charts, none can deny how versatile and valuable this fruit can be. Apples contain polyphenol which helps to increase your body’s strength. While this effect may seem enticing, it is important to note that the fruit still is extremely high in sugar and should not be consumed in excess. Like almost any other fruit, juicing it naturally is a good option, while baked apple paste isn’t too bad of an idea either. Be warned that apple crumbles or apple pies don’t count as progress! Read How to Eat Red Meat Without Jeopardizing Your Health Cherries For such a small fruit, cherries have some of the strongest flavors among all fruits. This is why taking more than a handful of them can make it a chore to consume. With the correct amount, cherries are a treat and contain anthocyanin, which is responsible for muscle recovery and helps to reduce inflammation. As we know, muscle hypertrophy is all about recovery and this fruit fits the bill in every way possible. Cherries work best on their own and should be eaten sparingly. Watermelon This tropical fruit isn’t as straightforward as the rest when it comes to nutritional benefits. Watermelons help regulate blood flow and contain citrulline, which is responsible for being converted to arginine and nitrous oxide. Watermelons are a good source of fruits if you ever consume them as an assortment, but are not the most vital to have on a daily basis. Once more, be careful about how much sugar you are consuming when feasting on this fruit. Read Ketogenic Diet: Know the benefits and risks Bananas Bananas are perfect for carb-heavy diets and are best before workouts to resupply your body with glycogen. The fruit is renowned for its ability to help muscles maintain their size. Bananas come packing with an incredible amount of potassium which is good for muscle contractions and is a critical electrolyte for the body all around. Bananas are possibly one of the most common fruits to be consumed with a protein shake, but going full natural with it works too. Managing Your Intake While sugar cravings can partially be satisfied with fruits, it is important to note that sugar is still sugar and should not supersede the number of carbs taken. It is good as a snack for pre and post-workouts, and never functions as a meal substitute or a snack to be eaten throughout the entire day. Ultimately, gauging the amount of how much you should consume each day depends on your calorie intake cap. Balancing your fruits with oats, nuts, and even vegetables can make for a far more fulfilling role if you are not the type to snack. Read Sweet Danger of Sugar: know the side effects of consuming too much sugar