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    • ABC’S of Fruits and Vegetables
      By: Sarah Patterson
      EDU 290
      Central Michigan University
    • A
      A is for apple
      China is the largest grower of apples
      In the US Washington produces 60% of the apples
      Can be sweet or tart
      Very Tart apples : Pippin
      http://www.producepedia.com/images/commodity/apples.jpg
      http://www.mahalo.com/apple-fruit
    • B
      B is for Banana
      Banana’s originally came from Indo-Malaysian areas
      Found in tropical and sub tropical regions
      Contains at least 8 amino acids that the body can not produce itself
      http://intlxpatr.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/bananas1.jpg
      http://www.thefruitpages.com/bananas.shtml
    • C
      C is for Carrot
      Carrots were originally found in Central Asian and Middle eastern countries
      Originally deep purple in color
      Carrots are not only found in orange but also in white, yellow, red and purple
      Vitamin A rich
      http://dayhealthy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/carrot.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=21
    • D
      D is for Dragon Fruit
      Found in tropical regions with heavy rain fall
      Cold weather will kill the plant
      Dragon fruit has flowers that only bloom at night and live for only one night
      very refreshing and sweet
      http://teagans.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/dragon-fruit-3.jpg
      http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-dragon-fruit.htm
    • E
      E is for eggplant
      Eggplant was originally found growing wild in India
      Now grown mostly in Italy, Turkey, Egypt, China, and Japan
      While usually associated with the deep purple color eggplant can also be found in lavender, jade green, orange, and yellow-white
      http://fattiefatterton.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/eggplant.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=22
    • F
      F is for Fig
      Indigenous to western Asia
      Mediterranean weather helps growth needs dryer warmer weather to grow well
      because of short shelf life high value of little demand
      The picture is of a rattlesnake fig from Hawaii
      http://www.hawaiifruit.net/rattlesnake-fig.jpg
      http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/fig.html
    • G
      G is for grapes
      Grapes can be found mainly in Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, Chile, and the United States
      Plays important part in medicine
      Found in many colors – green, amber, red, blue-black, purple
      http://www.kidsandfruit.org.au/cms/images/stories/three-grapes.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=40
    • H
      H is for Hala
      Hala is a Hawaiian fruit
      The fruit and seeds are edible and the leaves are used for mats and pillows
      Thrives in wet areas
      Able to use salt water
      http://culturesheet.org/_media/photographs:plant_photography:pandanaceae:pandanus:tectorius_ripe_fruit.jpg
      http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/resultsdetailed.asp?search=hala
    • I
      I is for Ice Cream Bean
      Very Popular in Central and South America
      Very sweet and resembles vanilla ice cream
      Native to lakes, swamps, and riverbanks of the Brazilian Amazon
      http://www.cloudforest.com/images/2006/IceCreamBean.jpg
      http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/ice_cream_bean.htm
    • J
      J is for Jackal Berry
      The Jackal Berry is native to the Savannah and woodlands of Africa
      Bark and roots used as treatments to malaria, syphilis, and leprosy
      The seeds are eaten as nuts, the whole berry is eaten fresh or preserved
      http://www.gateway-africa.com/food/index.html
      http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/jackal_berry.htm
    • K
      K is for Kiwi
      Kiwi is native to China but was taken to New Zealand
      In new Zealand Kiwi was called the Chinese Gooseberry
      When came to the US, Kiwi was named after the bird
      Italy, New Zealand, Chile, France, Japan and the US are big producers of Kiwi
      http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/kiwi.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=41
    • L
      • L is for Ladyfingers or Okra outside the US
      • Warm season vegetable, needs a long warm season
      • Simply boiled in salted water can cure heart burn
      • Used for pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary problems, heart disease, and tuberculosis of the lungs
      http://bzupages.com/attachments/2937d1230489876-lady-finger.jpg
      http://www.greenpatio.com/plantdatabase/bhindi.shtml
    • M
      M is for Mango
      Mangos grow in Tropical and Subtropical regions, they need hot and dry to grow
      Mexico, Haiti, Caribbean, and South America are main producers
      Mangos are Comfort food  they make you feel better!
      http://jischinger.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/mango.jpg
      http://www.freshmangoes.com/aboutmangos/index.html
    • N
      N is for Naranjilla
      Indigenous to Peru, Ecuador, and southern Colombia
      Most popularly used in juices, but can eat
      very small fruit with little hairs on the outside shell
      http://www.biology-blog.com/images/blogs/4-2007/solanum-quitoense.jpg
      http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/naranjilla_ars.html
    • O
      O is for Oranges
      Originated in Asia, southern China to Indonesia and into India
      Main producers United States (Florida and California), Brazil, Mexico, Spain, China, and Israel
      MANY health benefits, considered part of a healthy breakfast
      http://www.millyramsey.com/indexpics/oranges.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=37
    • P
      P is for Pear
      Originally thought to be from Asia but may have been found in the stone age from somewhere else
      China, Italy and the United States are the leading pear suppliers
      Colors very from yellow, green, brown, red or a combination of two or more
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/Pears.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=28
    • Q
      Q is for Quince
      The Quince is related to the apple and pear
      Originally found in Asia and Mediterranean but now also found in Latin America, Middle East and the United States
      The Quince found in the tropical countries are softer and more juicy than those found in the United States
      http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/55/38555-004-808E75A4.jpg
      http://www.foodreference.com/html/artquince1.html
    • R
      R is for Raspberry
      Raspberries are thought to have originated in eastern Asia
      Main producers are Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Chile, and United States
      Mostly found in red-pink but can also be black, purple, orange, yellow, and white
      http://www.greenopia.com/image/news/raspberry-1600(1).jpg
      http://www.worldshealthiestfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=39
    • S
      S is for Strawberry
      In the middle ages they were prized for their medical properties rather than culinary value
      Most popular berry fruit in the world
      Commercial Producers: United States, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand
      http://www.fma.alabama.gov/Recipes/images/strawberry_currant_recipe.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=32
    • T
      T is for Tomato
      MANY health benefits!
      Originally from western side of South America, Galapagos Islands
      The leaves of the tomato plant contain toxic alkaloids
      Top sellers: United States, Russia, Italy, Spain, China, and Turkey
      http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/tomato%20bucket.jpg
      http://whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=44
    • U
      U is for Ugli fruit
      Native to Jamaica
      Gets name form the discolored, pot marked, odd shaped outer appearance
      The fruit has a sweet citrusy taste
      http://fruitseasons.com/wp-content/uploads/2ugli.jpg
      http://www.foodreference.com/html/art-ugli-fruit.html
    • V
      V is for Vanilla
      Native to only Central America
      The orchid flower blooms for a very short time – less then a day, and it needs to be pollinated
      70% - 80% of worlds vanilla comes from Madagascar
      Mexican and Tahitian vanilla beans are different then the Madagascar beans
      http://www.faqs.org/photo-dict/photofiles/list/591/986vanilla_beans.jpg
      http://www.joyofbaking.com/Vanilla.html
    • W
      W is for Watermelon
      Originated in Africa but first cultivated in Egypt
      Mediterranean region where water was scarce
      Main producers of watermelon Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and the United States
      92% water content
      http://www.vanillajoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/watermelon1.jpg
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=31
    • X
      X is for Ximenia
      Ximenia is a tree that grows in wild Africa but also produces a fruit
      Orange or red with white spots or yellow
      The Ethiopian fruit is yellow
      The pulp is bitter and tart
      The seeds are edible
      http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantwxyz/plimagesxyz/ximeniacafgn.jpg
      http://www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf/pages/ximenia!opendocument&startkey=Ximenia
    • Y
      Y is for Yumberry
      Chinese fruit
      Harvested from a 100 year old tree for only three weeks each year
      Mixture of tart and sweet
      Also called: Yang Mei, Bayberry, and Myrica Rubra
      http://www.blomiclum.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/yumberry2.jpg
      http://www.mahalo.com/yumberry
    • Z
      Z is for Zucchini
      Warm season vegetable, easily damaged by frost and freeze
      color from dark green almost black to light green with stripes can also be yellow
      Family with squash
      http://blueheronlocal.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/zucchini-2.jpg
      http://www.hungrymonster.com/FoodFacts/Food_Facts.cfm?Phrase_vch=Zucchini&fid=7825