Fruit basket- A healthy gift option

February 1st, 2017

With the emergence of many lifestyle diseases, people have become more and more health conscious. Most of the people around the world including the youngsters prefer to lead a healthy lifestyle which includes a balanced diet and ample exercise. This trend has started spreading to the inexchanging gifts as well. A perfect choice of healthy gift for someone is a fruit basket.

Fruit basket UK has become very popular with a wide range of seasonal and round the year fruits. This gift is very attractive and colourful, and it comes in a well-decorated basket. The best part about fruit basket is that it would contain different types of fruits which mean you will benefit from intake of different kinds of vitamins, fibres and minerals.

What are different kinds of fruits basket?

Fruits baskets can be gifted to your friends, family members and co-workers. Since it contains different types of fruits, it makes a good gift when visiting a family or a group of people. There would be a fruit which matches the taste of most of the people. Given below are some of the types of fruits basket: –

  1. Fresh fruits basket:Fruit basket started gaining popularity with the fresh fruits hampers. This is the most common type of fruit basket. The type of fruits would be based on the season; there would also be fruits which would be available through the year.
  2. Fruits and nuts: Fruits can be combined with almost anything, and it still would make a perfect gift. One of the best combination is nuts and fresh fruits. Throw in few apples, banana, grapes, mangoes and some nuts like cashew, almond, pistachio, walnut,
  3. Dried fruits basket:Another good option is to gift a basket with dried fruits. This would last longer and will not get ruined soon. Dried fruits would include dates, fig, apricots, dried pineapple, cranberries,
  4. Chocolate and fruits: A perfect gift for your dear ones would be to combine chocolate and fruits. A wide range of chocolates is also available to choose from. You can choose assorted chocolates which will have different kinds of chocolates. Fruits and chocolates make a good choice of gift for people across different age groups.
  5. Fruit hampers: You can also think about combining various items with fruits. Bakery items like bread, muffins, cookies, cake, will go along with fruits. This will be a good gift to carry with you on a picnic day. You can also combine fruits basket with a bottle of wine and carry it with you for a barbecue party.

Fruit basket also makes a great gift for people who are worried about the intake of calories; this is especially significant in the case of people who are trying to lose weight. Fruit basket delivery UK can be done on the occasion of festivals, celebrations, to show your appreciation, while visiting someone at the hospital, etc. This is one gift which can never be inappropriate no matter what the event or occasion is.


Kiwi- the king of fruits

April 26th, 2016

With a botanical name – Actinidia chinensis, kiwi is a very healthy fruit, or rather berry, that you can include in your daily diet. Next time you go to buy fruits, do not forget to add a kiwi fruit into your fruit basket. The fruit is not only famous for its tasty flavour, but also the many health benefits that it has on our body. The ancient Chinese called it as Yang Tao. The fruit originated from China but is majorly seen in New Zealand. The missionaries in New Zealand introduced it to the world in the early 20th century. It came into the US in the late 1960s.

 History –

The fruit was known as Chinese gooseberry earlier. But, later on, it got its new name from New Zealand’s native bird kiwi. Today, the fruit is grown in many countries such as Italy, France, Japan, Chile and the US. The fruit comes in majorly two varieties, green and gold. It grows on woody vines and is of an egg shape and size.

 Appearance –

Kiwi is brown and hairy on the outer side. The oval fruit is about the size of a tennis balls. The inside of the fruit is lime green with many small black seeds. It is sweet to taste, just like a strawberry.

 Uses –

  • Eaten fresh as a fruit.
  • Used in salads.
  • Used as a topping in cakes and pastries.
  • Used to make pies, pastries, milkshakes and ice creams.
  • Used to tenderize meat as it has acitidin.

 Health benefits –

  • Kiwi is very rich in vitamins. It gives you 273% of your daily vitamin c requirements.
  • It is an immunity booster fruit that keeps colds and flu at bay. Kiwi is highly recommended for people suffering from dengue.
  •  With high amounts of vitamin k, kiwi helps in easy blood clotting and coagulation.
  • The Vitamin A also present in reasonable amounts is great for your bones and tooth.
  • It is also good for your vision.
  • It can help you sleep better.
  • The kiwi fruit is good for the health of your skin
  • It prevents macular degeneration.
  • Vitamin E and potassium balance the body’s electrolytes and hypertension.
  • Kiwi is especially good for children and infant growth.
  • It benefits foetus, pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Avoids heart disease and cancer.
  • It prevents constipation. it is a good source of dietary fibre.

 Instant kiwi serving ideas –


  • Add sliced kiwi into your salads.
  • Slice kiwi and strawberries, top them with some cream and enjoy the scrumptious dessert.
  • Kiwi, pineapple and oranges can be blended to make a sauce that goes well with chicken and fish grills.
  • Blend a smoothie of the kiwi fruit and beat the summer heat.

Kiwi however contains high amounts of fructose, which is not very good for your health, and hence, must be consumed in moderation. 100g of kiwi contains about 70 calories. So, include only one kiwi in your fruit basket UK per day.