4 Must-eat green fruits

Though green is mostly associated with veggies, here are a few green fruits, rich with health-promoting nutrients, to include in your vegan meal planning.
Though green is mostly associated with veggies, here are a few green fruits, rich with health-promoting nutrients, to include in your vegan meal planning.

Avocado

Creamy-fleshed avocado (yes, it is a fruit) is teeming with healthy fats, potassium, B vitamins and a delicious array of other vitamins and minerals. Add avocado to your smoothies, puree it into a rich dip, and toss diced avocado into salads or gently with pasta.

>>Mango Avocado Walnut Salad

Kiwi

Bursting with vitamin C, kiwi is a juicy green fruit (when peeled) that has tender flesh and a lovely sweetness. Sliced crosswise, this fruit can be fanned out on a plate as an eye-catching side, or it can be diced into fruit or green salads. Kiwi is also a flavorful addition to smoothies or raw food sauces.

>>Pineapple Kiwi Crostini

Green grapes

A favorite among the kiddos, grapes are high in antioxidants and associated with heart health, anti-aging, and a reduced risk of cancer among other health benefits. Grapes can be eaten as a snack, added to salads, roasted as a novel side dish, and even frozen for a fun after-dinner treat.

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Pears

Considered one of the best hypo-allergenic fruits, pears are high in fiber, vitamin C and other phytonutrients that can ward off chronic diseases. Grab a pear to snack on, poach in wine or juice for dessert, slice and dice pears for salads, or toss into a smoothie.

>>Spicy Pear Chutney

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