Those aren’t oranges!

Another week has come to an end for the fruit and veggie on-the-move truck! This past week gave us a few challenges with the rain but, we had more challenges explaining to the camp kids that apricots were not oranges.

For this past week we gave the kids: plums, apricots, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes. As usual, they loved getting their weekly dose of fresh fruits and veggies but, most of them thought the apricots were oranges! After explaining to the kids that the fruits we were giving them were apricots they all tasted them and fell in love. Finally, after handing out all the cups, kids were coming back to the truck asking for more yummy apricots.

Plums, apricots, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers for week 2!

Plums, apricots, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers for week 2!

The super food for this week are apricots!

These delicious summertime fruits are packed with vitamin A and C. Apricots are also filled with nutrients that can help protect the heart and eyes. The high amount of fiber in this fuzzy orange fruit can also help fight certain diseases.  Apricots also contain tryptophan and potassium. This May through August fruit  is not just a summertime treat though. In the winter buy some dried apricots which can still give you the same amount of benefits as eating them fresh and whole. So hurry up and grab some fresh apricots today from your local farmers market before August comes around !

Try some fresh and fiber filled apricots today!

Try some fresh and fiber filled apricots today!

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