FRUITS Apricot Banana Cantaloupe Cherry Apple Grapes Honeydew Kiwi Lemon Lime Nectarine Orange Papaya Peach Pear Pineapple Plum Raspberry Strawberry Watermelon Instructions: Click on the word to find out more information about the fruit! When your done Click on Finished Button to Test your Knowledge! Finished! Let’s Test
An APPLE a day keeps the doctor away! • There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples, but only about 100 are grown in the United States. • Apples can help control weight gain, lower the risk of heart disease and fight cancer
APRICOTS • These fragile peach-like fruits, with their perfumed aroma and ultra-sweet flavor, contain impressive amounts of beta-carotene. • They are also a fair source of potassium, and supply a good amount of fiber
BANANAS • Bananas are the basic food in many tropical countries • It is the most well known and eaten (tropical) fruit • At this moment there are five different types of bananas common on the market • Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C;
CHERRY • Loaded with fiber, vitamins A, B and C and lots of minerals, particularly calcium, iron and potassium. • Are powerful anti-aging antioxidants. • Just 4 calories each (1 cup = 90 calories), equal amounts of carbohydrates and protein and NO FAT! • Known as an excellent blood purifier and as an energy booster (that's what my Grandmother used to say).
GRAPES • Grapes can grow in almost every type of climate • There are two basic types of grapes, American and European • Nearly all of crops are processed into jam, jelly, juice, wine, and other food products; cream of tartar, (an ingredient in some types of baking powder )
HONEYDEW • Honeydews are harvested by maturity and not by size. • Fresh-cut honeydew melons rapidly absorb odors • It is the sweetest of all the melons and averaging five to six pounds, honeydew melons have a creamy yellow rind when ripe and pale green flesh. It’s best from June through October, but is available year round.
KIWI FRUIT • On the outside, a kiwi fruit looks like a fuzzy brown egg--appropriate, since it is named after a fuzzy flightless brown bird • The taste of kiwi fruit, which varies from sweet to tart, has been compared with a combination of other fruits, such as strawberries, nectarines, and melons. • Kiwi fruit blends well with other fruits and makes a striking garnish, but it is also highly satisfying (and nutritious) eaten on its own. Ounce for ounce, it is higher in vitamin C than most fruits and is a decent source of potassium.
LEMON • The leading acid citrus fruit, because of its very appealing color, odor and flavor • Lemons are grown in both dry and humid atmospheres. • Slices of lemon are served as a garnish on fish or meat or with iced or hot tea, to be squeezed for the flavorful juice
LIME • It is about half the size of a lemon, with a smoother, thinner rind, having a greenish tinge in its yellow. • Lime extracts and essential oils are frequently used in perfumes, cleansing products, and for aromatherapy. • Lime is valued both for the acidity of its juice and the floral aroma of its zest.
NECTARINE • The word 'nectarine' means sweet as nectar. • Today, California grows over 95% of the nectarines produced in the United States. • Nectarines, are smaller than peaches and smooth skinned (looking more like plums), golden yellow with large blushes of red (ripe fruit looks the same as unripe - the color does not change significantly, but they do get sweeter and softer).
ORANGE • Serves as a great source of vitamin C, folate (folic acid), potassium, and thiamin, as well as some calcium and magnesium. • There are two types of oranges, sweet and sour. • And compared to other citrus fruits, oranges have a broader range of uses: They can be added to various cooked or cold dishes, eaten as snacks, or squeezed for their delicious juice.
PAPAYA • The papaya is a pear-shaped fruit with a bright golden-yellow skin. The flesh, also golden-yellow, is juicy and silky smooth, with a sweet-tart flavor. • Papaya has been grown in tropical regions of the world for as long as history has been recorded. • Contains a digestive enzyme that is used to tenderize meat. • It contains high amounts of Vitamin C and A.
PEACH • The peach is a member of the rose family. It was first cultivated in China and revered as a symbol of longevity. • The peach is the state fruit of Georgia and South Carolina. It is also the state flower of Delaware. • Peaches are nutritious: fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, and high in vitamins A and C.
PEAR • Sweet juicy yellow or green fruit with a rounded shape that becomes narrower towards the stalk. • The leading pear producers, are Italy, China and the United States. • Pear trees can produce fruit for up to 100 years. • Pears are good for the skin and contain plenty of fibers.
PINEAPPLE • One third of the world's pineapple comes from Hawaii. • The pineapple is not a single fruit as generally assumed, but a cluster of 100-200 tiny fruitlets • It takes two years for a pineapple plant to produce, and each plant typically produces at most two pineapples in its life. • Fresh pineapple is packed with vitamin C, an important nutrient that helps keep you strong and healthy.
PLUM • Soft round smooth-skinned sweet fruit with sweet flesh and a flattish pointed stone. • Plums are high in carbohydrates, low in fat and low in calories. Plums are an excellent source of vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and fiber. Plums are free of sodium and cholesterol. • The skin of the plum contains a substance that is great source of fiber and works well with digestive system. .
RASPBERRY • The raspberry is the small, dark edible fruit of a wild shrub • There are more than 200 different known species of raspberries, but only two species are grown on a large scale • It is a plant that produces a tart, sweet, red composite fruit in late summer or early autumn
STRAWBERRY • Strawberries are being called a nutritional super food because they are an excellent source of antioxidants including Vitamin C, and have high levels of potassium, folate and fiber. These three dietary components (Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber) • The U.S. is the leading producer of strawberries, and supplies about 20% of the world's strawberries. California grows about 75% of U.S. strawberries
WATERMELON • Watermelon is a tender, warm season fruit. It can be grown in all parts of the country, especially in warmer climates and longer growing season of southern areas. • Egyptians grew watermelons more than 5,000 years ago, decorating wall paintings with watermelon. • A two-cup serving has 10 fewer calories and more Vitamin A, fiber, calcium and iron. Watermelon is a good source of lycopene, which, recent medical research suggests, may help protect against certain forms of cancer.
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