Apricots are high in fibre, potassium, beta carotene, lutein, and vitamins A, C and E. Their antioxidant properties mean that apricots help to stave off serious diseases. They also aid in digestion, boost the immune system, keep you looking younger for longer, and contribute to better eyesight.
Apricot jam is a firm favourite, but apricots are also delicious in Moroccan-style stews, and desserts that demand a lot of flavour. As an added bonus, they are really easy to grow.
Bulida apricot tree is a firm, sweet and juicy apricot that is particularly good for canning.
The apricot flavour is not especially strong in this variety.
The tree is a viorous grower and prefers cool winters, it does not require many chilling hours.
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A clementine is a hybrid of the mandarin orange and is deliciously sweet and juicy. It’s easy to peel and usually seedless too.
They likely came from south-east Asia, but do well in South Africa. Clementines are great for a lunchbox, hiking snack, or when added to salads and juices.
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The fruits, leaves and flowers of the Moringa Tree contain exceptionally high quantities of potassium, vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, and omega-3, -6 and -9. It is also packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It protects the hair, skin and liver, fights cancer and treats oedema.
The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked like a leaf vegetable. Often, they are dried and ground into moringa leaf powder to be sprinkled over food, in soups, stews, and so on. Immature pods can be boiled like green beans or eaten raw as a snack. The flowers make a delicious tea. The leaves are highly nutritious for farm animals and poultry. It’s no wonder that it is called the “tree of life”.