Food

Dried fruit salad, honey & lemongrass

04/17/15

Dried fruits can be eaten all year round and are full of virtues. The main virtue is that they are easy to digest. They are also full of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Dried apricots are good for fighting hyper-tension thanks to a low percentage of sodium and a lot of potassium. Raisins have four times more trace elements that fresh grapes (calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium). A simple recipe you can prepare beforehand and store in your fridge. To be tasted with your breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 30 cl water.
  • 1/2 cup honey.
  • 1/2 cup lemongrass.
  • Bits or 2 lemongrass sticks.
  • Half an organic orange cut into small bits.
  • Half an organic lemon cut into small bits.
  • One crushed cardamom pod.
  • One star anise pod.
  • 5 thin slices of fresh ginger unpeeled.
  • 300 g mix of dried apricots, dried prunes, raisins and dried figs.
  • Ground cinnamon (optional).

RECIPE:

1. Mix the water, the honey, the lemongrass, the orange and lemon, the cardamon and anise pods as well as the ginger.

2. Display the dried fruits in a large bowl.

3. Let it simmer for 5 minutes on low heat and pour on the dried fruits .

4. Allow it to cool and keep refrigerated for one day.

5. You may top it with cinnamon (optional).

Enjoy !

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