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 Requirements For Fresh Fruit Granita:

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The Romans  started it and Sicilians even have it for breakfast.. yes their  granite di café, a dessert of frozen coffee or fresh fruit granita cut into tiny icy dice. With summer fruit everywhere try peaches in the recipe that follows, freezing it with a light simple syrup and do as the Roman’s do!

Some facts on peaches:

58 kcals per medium peach

Glycemic Load is a 5 (low)

Glycemic Index 42 (low to moderate)

Peaches have Carotenoids, Vitamin A, Chloregenic Acid ( antioxidants) Flavonoids (good for your skin)

One medium peach is a 15 gram carbohydrate serving

This recipe provides:

  • 122.5 kcals per serving with 1/2 cup of sugar in the simple syrup

    Fiber and a way for non fruit eaters to eat fruit.

  • Non Fat and Low calorie

Peach Granita:

  • 1 lb of very rips peaches, peeled and stoned (or obtain cling free peaches)

  • 2 cups of water

  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 drops of Almond Extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Bring to a boil 2 cups of water  with 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of sugar and continue to boil for 5 minutes until the syrup resembles in consistency a light maple syrup. Remove from  heat and add the extracts. Pour into a non reactive dish and place in  the freezer for 6 hours. Remove from the freezer when solid and run a knife around the pan and invert onto a cutting board. In 1-2 minutes the ice block should come away. Chop crosswise coarsely and continue to chop until a icy mass of small chunks occurs. Serve in bowls or glass parfait glasses.



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