People often associate citrus fruits with the tropics and summertime, but citrus fruits are actually in season during the winter, too. Cuties® and Mighties™ (clementines and kiwis) are great wintertime citrus options because both can be used in a variety of recipes – vinaigrettes, salads and desserts, just to name a few. On top of being versatile, Cuties® and Mighties™ are packed full of healthy nutrients! Here are a few reasons you might want to consider incorporating Cuties® and Mighties™ into your next snack this January:
- Both are snack-sized and portable.
Cuties® and Mighties™ are perfect for lunchboxes, purses or backpacks. To eat a Mightie™, simply cut the kiwi in half, scoop out the inside with a spoon, and enjoy!
- Both are excellent sources of vitamin C.
Two Cuties® contain 290% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and are only 80 calories total. Two Mighties™ contain 230% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and contain only 90 calories total. Vitamin C helps protect our immune system and fight off the flu.
- Cuties® are also a good source of potassium and fiber.
Potassium helps maintain healthy fluid balance and releases energy during exercise. Fiber helps with digestion and helps keep our heart healthy, too.
- Mighties™ offer vitamins E and K (even more than avocados!).
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect our bodies from cancer-causing damage, while vitamin K plays an integral role in blood coagulation.
Enjoy kiwis in a new way with this salsa.
Serves 14 to 16.
All you need:
1 cup peeled and cubed Mighties™ (about 4 kiwis)
1 cup peeled and cubed mango (about 1½ mango)
½ cup peeled, separated and halved Cuties® (about 1 clementine)
½ cup diced sweet red pepper
½ cup diced onion
1½ tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp minced fresh mint or 1 tsp dried mint
1 tsp honey
Chopped jalapeno peppers, optional
All you do:
- Combine Mighties™, mangoes, Cuties®, red pepper, onion, lemon juice, mint and honey in a large bowl. Stir in jalapeno peppers, if desired.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 30 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 8g total carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 5g sugar, 1g protein
Daily Values: 6% vitamin A, 60% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 0% iron
This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.