I picked up a dehydrator so jumped on making some fruit leather using my fantastic Vitamix.
Here is my first batch:
Bananas, strawberries, apple, peach, and unsweetened coconut flakes as garnish.
There are four trays, so if you divide each tray in four, the contents of one piece of fruit leather is:
¼ banana, 2 strawberries, 1/6 apple, 1/12 peach, 1/4 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
Using the Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods guide by Health Canada I was able to calculate the nutrient value per serving of fruit leather.
|Saturated fat (g)||0||0||0||0||9||9|
|Vitamin C (µg)||2.5||14||1||0.73||0||18.23|
|Vitamin A (µg)||1||0.285||0.66||1.96||0||3.905|
There is a handy-dandy online nutrition label generator that is quite handy for making your own labels and calculating the daily nutrition values for the average 2,000 calorie-a-day diet.
Here is a chart with the recommended daily values of intake that we should be aiming for each day regarding nutrients – it comes from healthycanadians.gc.ca
|Nutrient||Daily Value (DV)|
|Saturated and trans fats||20 g|
|Vitamin A||1000 RE|
|Vitamin C||60 mg|