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The Nutritional Value of an Edible Fruit Basket

Aside from the edible fruit bouquet tasting of a delectable, juicy housewarming gift, birthday gift or get well gift, these fruit arrangements are abounding with vitamins and nutrients.

 

Did you know that eating fresh fruit far surpasses the nutritional value of taking a vitamin? 

If we deconstruct the contents of the typical fresh fruit bouquet, the usual nutritional elements include:

Vitamin A – Its antioxidant properties defend the body against any free radicals, which are associated with tissue and cell damage

Vitamin C – Has been found to bolster the immune system, thwarting colds

Vitamin E – Several clinical studies suggest the inadequate intake of vitamin E may lead to heart disease, or cancer

  • The aforementioned vitamins perform an integral part in our health.

Did you know vitamins, A, C and E are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are good at staving off disease, keeping the immune system operating at peak performance.

Not many fruits contain vitamin E. However, a raw mango is the one fruit with a decent amount of vitamin e. (1000 milligrams is the recommended daily allowance (RDA).

Depending on the manufacturer of the fruit bouquet, some come with cantaloupe, which happens to provide an abundant source of vitamin A. Other edible fruit distributors include apricots in the arrangements. These soft, yellow fruits are equivalent to a 30 milligram vitamin A.

Unlike vitamin A, where excessive amounts can cause toxicity poisoning, 2000 milligrams of vitamin C a day is the target. Strawberries, cantaloupes and oranges provide good sources of vitamin C:

Did you know 1 cup of halved strawberries contains more vitamin C than one medium-sized orange?

As it turns out, an edible fruit basket represents a bouquet of natural vitamins.

For well documented nutritional information, the following sites provide comprehensive information:

  •  http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamina.asp
  •  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
  •  http://nutrition.gov

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Edible Fruit Quells Get Well Gift Idea

Dear Edible Fruit,

My boyfriend’s mother is recovering from hip surgery. Everyone has been sending her flowers.  Since, she is slightly overweight and unable to exercise. I don’t want to send chocolate. I would like to send her a unique gift.  My budget is $75. Do you have any recommendations?

Clueless Get Well Gift Idea

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Thanks CGWI:

You’re right not to replay the bouquet of flowers idea. While there are so many unique gift ideas, without knowing your boyfriend’s mother’s pastimes and style preferences, fruit baskets make for healthy, unique and memorable get well ideas. Someone recovering from hip surgery needs a natural temptation of edible fruit. Given the gift budget, there is a plethora of fruit bouquets under $75. Fruit bouquets come in a wealth of formats

Since, many edible fruit companies offer different types of baskets and fruit options, consider these tips:

Some fruit baskets include the actual edible fruit’s outer shell. For instance, Sweet Fruit Arrangements sells and delivers edible fruit bouquets, arranged in watermelon and pineapple rinds. Also, for sports enthusiasts, fruit baskets are arranged in replicated golf, football and baseballs.

One edible fruit manufacturer, (Edible Arrangements) is known for sending uber- fresh bouquets in permanent containers. Fruit is housed in innovative formats, including: a ceramic cake container, keepsake carryall container, a mug and others. Since, some companies do not guarantee that the containers will be the same color as featured on their site, be sure to make specific product requests with your order.

Carved or not carved. All edible fruit bouquets have different approaches to the edible fruit basket. For instance, Harry and David fruit bouquets include crisp apples, organic pears and oranges. Meanwhile, Edible Arrangements presents fruit, which resembles flower bouquets.

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