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Mango Fruit Kabobs

Mango Fruit Kabobs

Servings: two

Equipment: four six-inch wooden skewers

How long does it take?

10 minutes to peel mango, five minutes to assemble kabobs

What's in it?

1 mango, whole
1 medium banana
3 strawberries, washed, with tops removed

How to make it:

Peel the banana, and slice banana and strawberries into approximately one-inch pieces. Slice mango. Skewer fruit, alternating types. This will make four skewers.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories: 100, Protein: 1 g, Carbohydrate: 26 g, Fat: 0, Dietary fiber: 3 g, Sodium: 5 mg, Vitamin A: 4058 IU (507% of the RDA), Vitamin C: 42 mg (83% of the RDA), Vitamin E: 3 mg (32% of the RDA).

What's in it for you?

Fruits, like mangoes, bananas, and strawberries, are healthy sweets and provide natural carbohydrate energy in a vitamin-packed, fiber-rich package.

Strive for five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Trying new fruits like mangoes adds the sweet spice of variety to your day.

Chef's tip: Peeling a fresh mango

Using a sharp paring knife, cut the mango in half lengthwise, circling the flat seed, and gently twist the halves apart. Cradle one half of the mango in your hand, and using the paring knife, carefully score the flesh of the mango in one-inch diamonds (think of drawing a tick-tack-toe game). Cut along the base of the diamonds, next to the mango's skin.

Look for six-inch wooden or bamboo skewers at your local supermarket in the party supply or kitchen utensil area.

Last Modified Date: 3/19/2001
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