Challenge Forum: 3 daily fresh foods

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68TinLizzie8...

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Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 22:36
Day 6: Watermelon, Tomatoes, Strawberries
Aussie Elise

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Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 23:59
Yum! Lots of pink and red. Smile
puhpine1

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 04:26


this salad is very tasty and no more then 100 kcal! (if you want to make it even less in calories, leave out the nuts they wont be missed and use only a kwarter of an orange. and maybe some more carrot.

i like the combination between the carrot and the raisins... i will do more with this in the future...

ingredients: Carrot, 1/2 orange, handfull raisins, pine nuts, pinch of fresh citron and a pinch of cinnamon.

puhpine1

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 04:28
by the way, do raisins count for this challenge? it is uncooked, but dried...
not to worry i still have my water-smoothie to try like aussie makes them...lot of fruit in there...
and i have my evening snack ofc, cucumber this time.
Aussie Elise

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 07:03
Hello, hello puhpine! Your salad looks stunning, as always. I think that raisins do count as fresh food. I think raw nuts that are simply dried are still "fresh". When I researched this fresh idea earlier, I read that most raw advocates are concerned about how food is damaged or changed by heating, not drying.
puhpine1

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 08:20
research:
Vitamine C is an anti-oxidant. It protects the body against unwanted reactions with oxigen (like aging). However, vitaminC has his own reactions with oxigen. If you leave out orange juice for even half an hour the molucule structure of vitamine C has already changed.

I think in that train of thoughts we can say that raisins and other dried fruit have lost (some) of their very important fuction, namely that of vitamin C carrier.

source: http://www.botanical-online.com/howtopreservevitaminc.htm

I have not found other reseach about the other good things in fruit like minerals that react to the drying process. My personal opinion is that minerals will all keep contained in the dried fruit. Since there is less water in the fruit, the mineral contents are even higher then in the original fresh origin.

puhpine1

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 08:34
nutrion facts:
vitamin C content of grapes = 6%
vitamin C content of raisin = 3% (why not 0???)

iron in grapes = 1%
iron in raisins = 10%

potassium in grapes = 5%
potassium in raisins = 21%

(and you all gonna hate me for this: )
sugar in 100g grapes = 16g (67kcal)
suager in 100g raisins = 59g (299kcal)

source: wikipedia
Aussie Elise

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 08:51
Nice info puhpine!
Well, you know how my husband is a research chemist? He says Ascorbic Acid does not disintegrate in it's pure, unoxidised form. Right now he is asleep so I can't check with him! I hear that even cutting fruit reduces Vitamin content, I think because the cellular structures are broken and things mix and change in chemical composition that way? So, I think Vit C is not damaged by cooking? But I was always told it could be "lost" in cooking? Guess we need to check that...
Aussie Elise

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 09:00
Does cooking destroy Vitamin C?

"It is destroyed by oxygen, heat (above 70 degrees) and it leaks out into the cooking water because it is a water soluble vitamin. To preserve vitamin C in food, store citrus fruits, tomatoes, juices, broccoli, green peppers, cantaloupe and strawberries in the refrigerator uncut until you need them."
Source: Dietcian's advice on Vitamin C

And:
"Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin found in fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes and green peppers. Vitamin C is easily destroyed by excessive heat and water, as well as exposure to air."
Source: Does cooking destroy vitamins
Aussie Elise

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Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 09:04
So, maybe the little bit of Vitamin C in the centre of a raisin is protected from the air so it retains it's Vitamin C? Assuming that exposure to air causes oxidation.
puhpine1

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Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 00:52
so best is just find a tree, dont pick off the apple but leave it on while you eat it... you have a ladder for me aussie (*lol*)
Aussie Elise

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Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 02:01
That is so funny, because we have a little apple tree out the back that produces a few of the most awesome little apples! They are amazing, straight off the tree. You don't even need a ladder. Smile
puhpine1

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Posted: 23 Sep 2016, 03:29
well, australia is still on my bucket list (*lol*)
Aussie Elise

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Posted: 23 Sep 2016, 04:30
You are most welcome! This is such a far away island and yet we try to keep connected. Somehow. Smile