Crystallised fruit has been around for many years to sweeten and preserve fresh fruit and spices. The fruit is cooked in syrup and coated with sugar to create a mouth-watering treat. We provide a range of crystallised fruit and spices, including ginger, papaya, pineapple, coconut and fruit blends.
Nutritional benefits of crystallised fruit
Crystallised fruit is a fantastic way to get a sweet kick with a small amount of vitamins and minerals. Check out some of the benefits below:
High in vitamin C - Many fruits contain high doses of vitamin C, which is excellent for your immune system and building proteins. Papaya and coconut are a great choice if you want a treat containing this essential vitamin.
Excellent anti-inflammatory - Crystallised ginger is one of the most well-known crystallised spices, and for good reason. Many people find plain, dried ginger too potent but still want to enjoy the taste and benefits. Ginger is an incredible anti-inflammatory, so snacking on crystallised ginger helps with nausea and stomach cramps.
Contains B6 - Vitamin B6 helps regulate your nervous system for healthy hormones. Of course, you shouldn’t rely on crystallised fruit to get your dose of B6. But it is certainly good knowing that it gives your intake a little boost.
Rich in magnesium - Magnesium is a mineral that helps your nervous system and gut to release your sleep hormone. Add more to your diet by swapping the smarties for a few pieces of crystallised fruit.
Full of vitamin A - You need vitamin A to keep your vital organs functioning efficiently and to strengthen your immune system. Try adding some to a trail mix to enhance vitamin A.
Easy ways to eat crystallised fruit
Crystallised fruit is incredibly tasty and so versatile we are sure you won’t run out of ways to eat it. But, just in case, here are a few ideas:
Put in a trail mix - Everyone needs a bit of sweetness in their life, so try blending crystallised fruit with nuts and seeds for a tasty trail mix.
Eat as a snack - You can easily nibble on crystallised fruit as a snack or as an alternative to conventional sweets and chocolate.
Add to desserts - Take your desserts up a level with your choice of crystallised fruit—place as a topping on your fairy cakes or over ice cream for extra texture and flavour.
Sprinkle into granola - Many cereals add crystallised fruit while charging you an excessive amount for it! Why not get your own supply and include as much or as little as you like?
If you have never tried crystallised fruit before, we highly recommend giving it a go. It is worth bearing in mind that crystallised fruit is not a replacement for dried or fresh fruit but makes a delicious snack.
Start with our spicy ginger, opt for sweet papaya and pineapple or experiment with the diced coconut. We hope you enjoy!