Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids.
Fruits come in all shapes and sizes, and different fruits have different health benefits. For the best results, add a variety of fruits to the diet.
By eating fruit, a person is providing their body with key vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. This can have significant benefits for heart health, digestion, weight management, and skin health.
People can enjoy a wide variety of fruits to improve their health.
A Bit of History
Often custard-based, a large, open tart presented a broad canvas upon which an artistic chef might compose a work of edible art. Thus brightly-colored fruits, all found their way into/onto them.
Over time tarts have been the subject of many books, plays and displays of confectionery genius. Traditionally tarts were prepared with superior ingredients and were considered a delicacy meant exclusively for the aristocratic class. They also became a means of artistic expression; the more intricate the design of the tart, the more its value and prestige associated with it.
The origin of the modern fruit tart is less than clear, but it is known that French and Italian Renaissance chefs developed several pastry doughs still popular today. The Propre New Booke of Cokery published in England in 1545 contains a recipe for making “short paest for tart” that would look familiar to today’s pastry chefs. Most likely the first fruit tart to gain notoriety as an individually named dessert was created by the Tatin sisters for the restaurant in their hotel in the village of Lamotte-Beuvron, France in the late 1800s.