This fruit leather is full of delicious and nutrient dense fruit making it a great snack to keep on hand. It is naturally packed with vitamin C, which is essential for healing wounds, and maintaining strong bones and teeth. It also is a great source of fiber, which helps to prevent type II diabetes, and many types of cancer. Fiber also promotes healthy digestion and weight management.
The apples in this leather are a great source of the antioxidant quercetin, which promotes cardiovascular and respiratory health and also helps the body from self-destructing during long periods of stress. Limes are also an important source of many vitamins and minerals, including potassium. Potassium is important for maintaining nerve health and a healthy blood pressure. Strawberries are full of health promoting compounds as well, and are especially rich in anthocyanin and biotin. Anthocyanin helps to improve short term memory while biotin helps to build healthy skin and nails.
The many health benefits of this fruit packed snack makes it a great choice for kids as an alternative to conventional “fruit roll ups” and “fruit snacks.” Unlike these processed foods, homemade fruit leathers like this one are made with vitamin and mineral rich whole ingredients that are just as delicious as they are good for you.
To make Strawberry-Lime Fruit Leather you will need:
-2 pounds of strawberries
-olive oil mister or parchment paper
Peel and dice all the apples. Put the apple chunks in a big pot on medium heat.
Remove the leaves and stems from the strawberries. Cut them in half and set them aside.
When the apples are soft, add the strawberries to the pot.
Continue cooking the mixture on medium heat until the fruits have broken down. Stir frequently.
When the fruits resemble a slightly chunky mush, remove the pot from heat.
Coat a dehydrator tray very lightly with cooking spray or olive oil or line it with parchment paper.
When the mixture has cooled a bit, spread it on the dehydrator tray.
Dehydrate the mixture at 125 degrees for about 10 hours or until the mixture is firm and soft, but not gooey.
Cut the ring into small slices and store in an air tight container. Enjoy your nutrient packed fruity snack.