Nutritional Benefits of Eating Gerbs Allergy Friendly Dried Pineapple and a Muffin Recipe.
Dried fruits offers some advantages: a longer shelf life and portability. Dried fruits contain fiber, which help keep your digestive system running smoothly. Dried apricots, for example, contain 6.5 grams per cup, while fresh apricots contain just 3.1 grams.
GOOD FOR YOUR BONES
The Institute of Medicine recommends that men get 2.3 milligrams of manganese, a mineral that helps develop strong bones and connective tissues, each day, while women need 1.8 milligrams. Two medium-sized slices of dried pineapple give you about 75 to 80 percent of this amount, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. If you are at risk for osteoporosis, adding pineapple to your diet may help protect your bones from losing density.
THE SIMPLE & EASY RECIPE BELOW WOULD WORK WELL WITH ANY OF GERBS ALLERGY FRIENDLY DRIED FRUITS. EXPERIMENT! ADD RAISINS OR BLUEBERRIES!
This recipe is not allergen free. It contains: eggs, gluten. If you are living with an egg allergy, please refer to this resource on egg substitutions. If you are gluten intolerant or have Celiac Disease, please use a gluten free flour instead of the all-purpose flour. As always, please consult with your allergist and/or registered dietitian on how to manage your specific allergy/allergies and before trying new recipes.
PINEAPPLE APRICOT MUFFINS
NOTE: If the batter is too thick, add some orange juice – a bit at a time – or any juice on hand…even cranberry!
3/4 c. raw sugar or honey or any type of sweetener you prefer
1 c. oil (your preference)
1 c. Gerbs Allergy Friendly Dried Chopped Pineapple Cubes
3/4 c. Gerbs Allergy Friendly No Sugar Added Dried Apricots (snip into smaller bits)
Grated rind of 1 lemon (wash the lemon first)
2 c. all-purpose flour (you can use whole wheat or any type you wish)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. Gerbs Himalayan Sea Salt
- Preheat oven 375 degrees.
- Grease muffin pans.
- Combine with whisk, the eggs, sugar, oil, pineapple, apricots and lemon rind.
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Add all at once to wet ingredients and fold together gently.
- Mix only until flour is incorporated (don’t over mix!).
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Makes 15 muffins.
- Great for breakfast, snack etc. etc.