Are air fried fruits healthy?

Depending on the type of fruit you are interested in, the answer might be yes.

I have done a bit of research on this and came to some conclusions (based mostly on what I could find online):

– apple  seems like not only is it possible to air fry apples, but healthy eating “gurus” recommend making roasted or fried apples with coconut oil as a great alternative to deep-frying

– banana – absolutely! bananas should work perfectly! From what I understand they make the outside crispy and inside stays creamy. Also from many comments, I read online people use bananas to make “ice cream”, but put them into an air fryer instead of an oven. As far as I can the method is very similar to using a food processor to make frozen bananas.

–  watermelon – I didn’t find any information or reviews on air frying watermelon, but I did find some pictures of whole watermelons being roasted in the oven.

– grapes and cherry tomatoes do not really fit in most people’s definition of fruits so they wouldn’t be considered here, but there are recipes for roasting them in the oven. If you have an air fryer and want to try your luck please share your results!

– orange/grapefruit  seems like this might work perfectly fine, although it may take longer than other more dense fruit (more time = more energy = less healthy)

– strawberry – there were 2 different ways people used to make air fried strawberries online (1) cut in half and put them face down in the basket or (2) cut in half and place on a baking tray. I am not sure about this one, but I think that if you put them face up some of the juices might come out resulting in a soggy strawberry. If anyone has tried it please share your results!

– kiwi – I found no experiments or trials for air frying kiwis, but there are many recipes for roasting veggies using an oven. As far as I understand, just like with apples you slice the fruit open, use coconut oil instead of butter/margarine and salt instead of sugar. The most thing is making sure that when you roast (bake) the fruit and veggies you do not overcook them. You want your inside to stay a bit mushy so it will become creamy when you mash/puree it with coconut oil and salt.

– avocado – there were no specific recipes for this one but I found many online saying that they like to cut an avocado in half, sprinkle some chili powder on top, and then roast/roast it until the skin starts blackening and the flesh becomes soft. I am not sure if this works very well, because of all the oils in avocados…

– pineapple seems like this might work perfectly fine, although from what I understand you should put something under it so it’s not sitting in all its juices.

– papaya  seems like this might work perfectly fine, although from what I understand you should put something under it so its not sitting in all its juices.

– melon – I didn’t find any information or reviews on air frying watermelon, but I did find some pictures of whole watermelons being roasted in the oven. Some people say that they tried both honeydew and canteloupe in an air fryer with no success, but other people say that it worked great for them! There were also recipes online describing how to roast fruit using an oven so if you want to try your luck please share your results!

I hope this short article was helpful!


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