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August 16, 2016

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Summer Fruit Compote

Summer Fruit Compote

This delicious compote is great when peaches and strawberries are in season, but it’s also delicious when made with frozen fruit.

Makes 4 1/2-cup servings


2 cups sliced fresh peaches (peeled, if desired) 
2 cups hulled fresh strawberries 
1/2 cup white grape juice concentrate or apple juice concentrate 


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, or until fruit just becomes soft. Serve warm or cold. 

Per 1/2-cup serving:

Calories: 121; Fat: 0.5 g; Saturated Fat: 0.1 g; Calories from Fat: 4%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 1.5 g; Carbohydrates: 29.6 g; Sugar: 26.3 g; Fiber: 2.8 g; Sodium: 3 mg; Calcium: 21 mg; Iron: 0.6 mg; Vitamin C: 77.9 mg; Beta Carotene: 149 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.8 mg

Source: Foods That Fight Pain by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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