This is where fresh fruit is put on the fruit platter and a lot of secondary plant substances: strawberries contain ferulic and ellagic acid, which have a cancer-preventive effect. Grapefruit is rich in beta-carotene, which neutralises free radicals and thus protects our body cells, while kiwi contains lutein, which benefits our eyes.
Other pieces of fruit can enhance muesli and Co. the following day. But beware: if you mix fresh kiwis with milk and dairy products, they become bitter and thick. This unpleasant effect is caused by the protein-splitting enzyme actinidine in the kiwi. This also applies to pineapple and papaya, which contain the enzymes bromelain and papain respectively.
Rinse strawberries, remove green and cut into slices. Remove the peel of grapefruit and cut the flesh into slices. Cut the skin of the pineapple and cut in half crosswise. Place half of the leaves for decoration on a plate. Discard the other half, remove the core and cut into slices.
Peel kiwi and slice. Rinse apples, remove core and cut into wedges. Peel the banana, cut into slices. Combine Grand Marnier, lemon juice and sugar. Arrange the cut fruit decoratively on the plate and drizzle with the juice-liqueur mixture.