Pomes: smooth skin and an enlarged fleshy area that surrounds the core.  Apples, pears,   and kiwi
Drupes: contain a single seed, or pit, surrounded by a juicy flesh.  Peach,   cherry, plum,   nectarines   and apricots
Berries- fragile cell structure; pulpy and juicy; tiny seeds embedded in flesh  Blackberries,   grapes
 Melons- hard  surface that is  smooth or netted;  juicy flesh.  Cantaloupe,   honeydew,   watermelon,   muskmelon,   Cr...
 Citrus fruits- grow in  warm regions; firm  rind and pulpy flesh.   Oranges,    grapefruit,    tangerines,    lemons, l...
 Tropical fruits- grow  in very warm  climates, differ in  skin composition  and seed  characteristics.   Bananas,    pi...
Buy fruits that are …  Firm to the touch  The right color  Well shaped  Heavy for their size  Aromatic  In good con...
 Avoid fruits that are …    Too soft    Too hard    Green or under ripe    Damaged    Bruised    Decayed    Mildew...
 Fresh- ripe fruits are perishable and should  be stored in special drawer to prevent rapid  loss of moisture. Ripen fru...
 Frozen- store immediately in the freezer. Do  not thaw until ready to use. Do not refreeze  after being thawed Canned- ...
Vitamin C- ascorbic acids- found in citrus fruits  Prevents scurvy  Without vitamin C   Gums become soft and can bleed...
 Vitamin A- fruits that are yellow to red in  color contains carotene.    Prevents night blindness    Yellow melons, pi...
 Iron- for red blood    found in oranges, strawberries, cantaloupes    Dried fruits such as figs, dates, raisins, prune...
 Sugar and cellulose are carbohydrates found in  fruits. They supply the body with energy. The skin and pulp contains ce...
 Most fruits are yummy and enjoyable when eaten  raw. They are more palatable and have higher nutritive  value. Fruits ...
 Vitamin C can be destroyed by the exposure to  oxygen in the air. Prepare just before serving. Prepared in a small amou...
Buy fruits in season- they are cheaper, easier to find and have better flavor
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  1. 1. Pomes: smooth skin and an enlarged fleshy area that surrounds the core. Apples, pears, and kiwi
  2. 2. Drupes: contain a single seed, or pit, surrounded by a juicy flesh. Peach, cherry, plum, nectarines and apricots
  3. 3. Berries- fragile cell structure; pulpy and juicy; tiny seeds embedded in flesh Blackberries, grapes
  4. 4.  Melons- hard surface that is smooth or netted; juicy flesh. Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, muskmelon, Crenshaw melons
  5. 5.  Citrus fruits- grow in warm regions; firm rind and pulpy flesh. Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, limes, kumquats, citrons and tangelos
  6. 6.  Tropical fruits- grow in very warm climates, differ in skin composition and seed characteristics. Bananas, pineapple, avocados, dates, figs, mangos, pomegranates, and papaya
  7. 7. Buy fruits that are … Firm to the touch The right color Well shaped Heavy for their size Aromatic In good condition
  8. 8.  Avoid fruits that are …  Too soft  Too hard  Green or under ripe  Damaged  Bruised  Decayed  Mildewed  Discolored
  9. 9.  Fresh- ripe fruits are perishable and should be stored in special drawer to prevent rapid loss of moisture. Ripen fruits (peaches, pears, plums, bananas) at room temperature and then store in the refrigerator
  10. 10.  Frozen- store immediately in the freezer. Do not thaw until ready to use. Do not refreeze after being thawed Canned- cool, dry place Dried- cool, dry place in original container.
  11. 11. Vitamin C- ascorbic acids- found in citrus fruits Prevents scurvy Without vitamin C  Gums become soft and can bleed easily  Walls of blood vessels and muscle cells become weak and less elastic  Wounds and broken bones do not heal properly
  12. 12.  Vitamin A- fruits that are yellow to red in color contains carotene.  Prevents night blindness  Yellow melons, pineapples, apricots and peaches Vitamin B- not as abundant as in other foods
  13. 13.  Iron- for red blood  found in oranges, strawberries, cantaloupes  Dried fruits such as figs, dates, raisins, prunes and apricots Calcium for strong bones and teeth  Found in oranges, strawberries, cantaloupes  Dried fruits such as figs, dates, raisins, prunes, apricots
  14. 14.  Sugar and cellulose are carbohydrates found in fruits. They supply the body with energy. The skin and pulp contains cellulose which the body cannot digest which serves as a natural laxative to help maintain body regularity Fruits contain very little protein and fat
  15. 15.  Most fruits are yummy and enjoyable when eaten raw. They are more palatable and have higher nutritive value. Fruits can be cooked by simmering, baking and microwaving
  16. 16.  Vitamin C can be destroyed by the exposure to oxygen in the air. Prepare just before serving. Prepared in a small amount of liquid to preserve vitamins and minerals When cutting raw fruit with a low acid content, it will turn brown on exposure to air. This discoloration can be prevented by sprinkling the cut surface with an acidic fruit juice- lemon juice, pineapple and orange juices
  17. 17. Buy fruits in season- they are cheaper, easier to find and have better flavor

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