Whether you rely on science or down-home family wisdom, just about everyone knows that fruits high in vitamin C are excellent for immune system support.
If we look to science, research points to vitamin C helping the body build and repair muscles, bones, skin, teeth, and tissue. Studies indicate that vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant that combats free radicals that cause heart disease, and cancer, among other conditions. And when we get the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, our immune system is better able to combat viruses.
That’s why so many family recipes include preparing fruits that are high in vitamin C on a quality stainless steel barbecue, such as a PGS Grill. With a little knowledge about key fruits and simple and delicious recipes, your PGS Grill can provide substantial health and wellness benefits. These rate among the highest fruits in vitamin C.
Kiwi: Just two kiwis provides 137.2 mg of vitamin C. They are also highly regarded for potassium and copper.
Oranges: The average orange has roughly 70 mg of vitamin C. Many Americans enjoy the Florida harvest!
Pineapple: Along with being high in vitamin C, pineapple also delivers bromelain, a natural digestive enzyme, and anti-inflammatory.
Strawberries: Considered a superfood, one cup of strawberries delivers 84.7 mg of vitamin C. Some say that strawberries are also a natural teeth whitener.
Guava: Considered a superfood, one fruit houses 125.6 mg of vitamin C.
Papaya: Studies indicate that enjoying papaya enhances bone density, clears sinuses, and just one cup provides 88.3 mg of vitamin C.
Mango: One mango reportedly houses 122.3 mg of vitamin C. These tropical fruits are also said to be good for your eyesight.
Cantaloupe: One complete melon provides more than 200 mg of vitamin C. But, it’s a warm-weather classic because it’s also delicious and juicy.
Lemons: This fruit has a long and storied history of immune system support. During the 1700s, it was carried on ships to combat scurvy. One lemon has upwards of 83 mg of vitamin C.
White Grapefruit: Although this citrus fruit also can be enjoyed in red or pink, the white variety tends to be a tad higher in vitamin C.
These fruits are sure to deliver necessary immune system support. But the return on nutrition investment has a great deal to do with the preparation method. One can certainly enjoy these fruits raw, but grilling enhances the flavor exponentially. These simple recipes can turn a pleasant fruit into a delight when prepared on a stainless steel PGS Grill.
Grilled Fruit Cube Kabobs
Making kabobs on the grill will never be labor-intensive. This particular recipe relies on all the fruit options being cubed uniformly. That way, they tend to be equally exposed to the controlled heat of a high-quality backyard BBQ grill.
Gather These Ingredients
- 1 Cup of Pineapple
- 1 Cup of Cantaloupe
- 1 Cup Strawberries (remove stems)
- 1 Cup of Mango
- Coconut Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Pure Maple Syrup
- Chobani Vanilla Yogurt
- Bamboo Skewers
Soak skewers in warm water for 20 minutes. Set the PGS Grill at medium heat. Thread the fruit cubes in sets of two. Douse with coconut oil and maple syrup. Grill for approximately 10 minutes while regularly turning the cubes to ensure each side gets charred without burning. Once they are soft and juicy inside, serve warm with vanilla yogurt, and enjoy.
Grilled Fruit Platter For Dipping
Having a medley of vitamin C-rich foods straight off the grill can be the perfect way to spend an evening on the deck. This recipe can be laid out a platter with your dips of choice in the center. Just remember, no double-dipping!
Gather These Ingredients
- 3 Cantaloupes
- 6 Strawberries
- 1 Papaya
- 1 Pineapple
- 1 Lemon
- Coconut Oil
Slice the fruits into chunks about 1-inch thick, except for the lemon. Set your LP gas grill to medium heat. Douse the fruit slices with coconut oil and place them on the outdoor barbecue. Grill for about 10 minutes, turning consistently, and place on a plate appropriate for food right off the grill. Squeeze lemon juice directly onto the grilled fruits. Place dipping bowls that include pure honey, vanilla yogurt, melted chocolate, and perhaps dole out a side of ice cream to make this a dessert.