Adventure Dining Guide is a culinary web series that takes you out of the kitchen and into the great outdoors. This show was created to give backcountry dining the recognition it deserves, and inspire others to make their next adventure more gourmet. Join host Michelle Shea as she hits the trail with professional athletes, chefs, and outdoor enthuiasts to learn how to eat civilized miles away from civilization.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hydrating Spring Rolls
A pressing issue with spending time in a dry, arid desert is keeping your body hydrated. In addition to bringing an abundant supply of water, here is another tip for when you’re out exploring: eat your water! Fruits and veggies such as watermelon, lettuce and cucumber have over 90% water content, which is absorbed by your body when eaten. Water-rich fruits and vegetables also provide you with natural sugars, amino acids, mineral salts and vitamins that are lost in exercise.
High Water Content Fruits
Watermelon and strawberries contain about 92 percent water per volume. Other fruits with high water content include grapefruit with 91 percent, cantaloupe with 90 percent and peaches with 88 percent water. Fruits containing 87 percent water by weight include pineapple, cranberries, orange and raspberries. Apricots hold 86 percent water, while blueberries and plums contain 85 percent water. The water content for apples and pears is 84 percent. Cherries and grapes contain an average of 81 percent water. And, a banana’s composition includes 74 percent water.
High Water Content Vegetables
On top of the vegetables list are cucumber and lettuce, consisting of 96 percent water. Zucchini, radish and celery are comprised of 95 percent water. Ninety-four percent of tomato’s weight is water, and green cabbage is 93 percent water. Vegetables that contain 92 percent water include cauliflower, eggplant, red cabbage, peppers and spinach. Broccoli is 91 percent water by weight. Additional healthy hydrating foods include carrots with 87 percent water and green peas and white potatoes with 79 percent water.