“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Apricot „
With spending a lot less time at home these days, I'm trying to eat a bit healthier and start having some fruit. Being a bit of a lazy eater when it comes to myself and fruit ( I will prepare a fresh fuit salad for anyone else, but can't really be bothered just for me although I will cook myself a meal from scratch!! strange!) I really find it boring just sitting and munching on apples and oranges can be quite a bit messy if they are really juicy. I was sick of just eating bananas.
So I decided to treat myself to a tin of apricots halves that are in a juice from Tesco's. On looking further into the ingredients I noticed that the "juice" is actually grape juice from concentrate. I'm not sure if this is good for you or not so I usually just drain it away down the sink.
Now these apricot halves have been peeled and stoned ( although Tescos cover themselves with a warning that some may remain, but I have never found any and I'm on my 4th tin now!). With each half looking perfect and unmarked you will get roughly 15-16 halves in each tin.
What I like to do is chop about 5 up and put these onto my cornflakes or whatever cereal I'm eating at that time, which gives it a bit more flavour and interest. These are ripened to perfection and I haven't found a bad or hard one yet!. So I usually manage to get 3 servings out of the one tin which costs 54p. Once opend I pour the rest into a glass pyrex bowl and cover with clingfilm until the next time I want these. I do sometimes sneak a few out of the bowl just for a bit of a snack in the afternoon when feeling a bit peckish for something a bit sweet.
Now one 3rd of the tin contains;
Weightwatchers points I think are about half per 3rd of a tin. I'm not to sure if this is the drained weight or is with the grape juice as well. So maybe not the best way to get your 5 a day, but it is better than nothing, the tin claims that a 135g serving is equal to 1 of 5 a day. This is quite a good way to introduce different fruits to young children as these have a very bright orangey colour to them and mixed with some red berries and bananas it would look very colourful. I do make sure that I buy the fruit that is in as natural juice as possible rather than a syrup (YUK!).
I believe as well that it can work out cheaper to buy some fruits in this way especially when they are not in season, having said that it doesn't seem that nothing has a season anymore strawberries can be bought nearly all year round, now don't get me started on satsumas. The smell of a satsuma being peeled used to mean to me that Christmas was literally just around the corner, but now they seem to be in the shops most of the time and the smell of a satsuma means nothing to me now so thanks Tesco's!!! ( sorry for the rant!).
I'll give these 5 Dooyoo stars as I haven't found anything wrong with these so far!