A - Z Fruits and Vegetables


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A - Z Fruits and Vegetables

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