Fruit offers many health benefits, including fibre, vitamins and minerals, as well as contributing to hydration needs. It can be served in many different forms to offer variety, and in easy-to-eat dishes such as our ‘Poached summer berries with vanilla syrup and ice cream’.
For residents who enjoy fruit but cannot manage raw pieces, poached pear is an ideal example of a softer alternative. You should be making fruit available each day, in various easy-to-eat forms, to help residents reach their target of five daily portions (at least) of fruits and vegetables.
This can include dried and tinned fruit as ingredients in dishes like curries and tagines, or on their own (fresh or tinned) with cream or ice cream. Serving fruit with ice cream or cream adds more energy to the diet, as well as making a more satisfying dessert.