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Fruit Classification

Tammy Boileau

on 19 April 2010

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FRUITS Fruits can be classified in two ways Nutritional Value According to how they grow Vitamin C Vitamin C is required for all growth and repair of tissues
It is necessary to form collagen
A protein used in making skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels
Is an antioxident which block the damage from free radicals
The body cannot manifacture vitamin C on its own and can not store it so we need food with this vitamin daily Food Sources:
Citrus Fruits and Fruit Juices
Pineapples Helps form and maintain helthy teeth, skeletel and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin
Produces the pigments in the retina of the eye
Promotes good vision
Is needed for reproduction

Vitamin A Iron Food Sources:
Animal sources asuch as liver, eggs, milk, meat, cheese, cod, fish oil, etc.
Sweet poatoes
Winter squash
Pink grapefruits
THE MORE THE INTENSE THE COLOUR THE MORE BETA_CAROTENE (VIT A) Heme Iron is found in animal products and can be easily absorbed by your body
Non-heme is found in plant products and are not as easily absorbed
It is important that your body receives both types
You body needs iron to produce hemoglobin and myoglobin
These are found in red blood cells and muscles
Iron makes up part of many proetins

Food Sources:
The best sources are dried beans and fruits, eggs, liver, lean red meat, oysters, poultry, salmon, tuna and whole grains
Other sources arelegumes, seeds, dark leafy greens and prunes/raisins/apricots Carbohydrate Your liver breaks down carbs into glucose (blood sugar)
Your body uses this suagr for cells, tissues and organs
There are both simple and complex carbs (named by how fast your body can break them down) Food Sources:
Simple carbs come from fruits, milk products and table sugar
Complex carbs come from whole grains and cereals, starchy vegetables (potatoes) and legumes Water The body is 60-70% water
Blood is mostly water
Brain, muscles and lungs all contain a lot of water
Water is needed to regulate body temp
Vitamins, oxygen and waste are transported through water
It protects your joints and organs

Food Sources:

Citrus Tree Fruit Vine Fruit Tropical Berries Most Perishable Roll and not drop into containers Refidgeration slows enzymes Have segemts and grow on trees The product of a mature tree whose blossoms have been polianted Small frutis that grow on vines, trees, or bushes A pome has a core with seeds and grows on trees A drupe has a large pit and grows on trees Have a noticeable aroma when fully ripened All vine fruits should be stored in the refridgerator Grow in warm climates Flavourfull when fully ripened and served at room temperature High in Vit. C
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