Five delicious fruits to pack your produce bag with this summer

Summer is all about enjoying the sun, relaxing with a great book or two, learning to play a new sport – and eating great food.

With most summer days packed with fun activities, it can be hard to find time to create gourmet meals. That’s why there’s nothing wrong with loading your produce bag with fresh fruit, the world’s easiest snack.

Here’s our pick of the best (and most delicious) seasonal fruits to get your hands on:

Cherries

These dark red beauties are the perfect summer snack. Not only are they sweet and delicious, they also contain phytonutrients that are thought help fight some health issues such as gout and arthritis. Packed with vitamin C and potassium, these healthy berries are only available over a 100-day period in Aussie – so fill your produce bag up quickly!

Blueberries

These tiny berries don’t just taste amazing, they also double as a superfood with surprising health benefits. These little berries are packed with antioxidants that fight diseases like cancer, heart disease and can even help you look young. Kids will love eating these, and parents will feel great knowing how healthy they are.

Mangoes

Mangoes taste heavenly and are quite a substantial snack due to their size. Kids will love cutting them up correctly, and they’re great on their own or used to make a nutritious and refreshing smoothie. Think mango, greek yoghurt and banana – yum!

Figs

Eat this summer fruit raw or enjoy them dried – both ways taste great. Dried figs are full of calcium for healthy bones and a healthy heart, according to the Osteoporosis Australia organisation. If you do have time to whip up something more gourmet, figs taste good in puddings and cakes.

Strawberries

These sweet red berries seem to be associated with summer itself. They’re great to eat by themselves, or you can make them a little naughty by coating in rich melted chocolate or dunking in a glass of bubbly after a long day at the beach.