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Transcript of Fruit
NOT WATER Preparing Fruit Time to try.....
Choosing Fresh, Canned, Frozen, and Dried Fruit Any Questions? FRUIT FRUIT FRUIT Contact Information:
Cell: 254-640-3616 They are divided up according to their physical features Berries are small, juicy fruits with thin skins. Examples: Blackberries Cranberries blueberries raspberries gooseberries strawberries 2. Drupes Drupes have an outer skin covering and is a soft and fleshy fruit. The fruit surrounds a single hard seed, which is called the stone or pit. Examples Cherries Apricots nectarines peaches plums 3. Pomes Examples Apples Pears 4.Citrus Fruits have a thick outter rind. A membrane separates the flesh into segments Examples oranges tangerines tangelos grapefruits lemons kumquats limes are large juicy fruits with thick rinds and many seeds. They are in the gourd family. Example cantaloupe casaba honeydew crenshaw persian watermelon Tropical Fruits are grown in warm climates and are considered to be somewhat exotic Examples avacado bananas figs dates guavas mangoes papayas persimmons
pineapples pomegranates kiwifruit The sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food. Nutritional Value of Fruit Daily Reccomendations Children 2-3 years old
1 cup 1-1.5 cups Girls 9-13 years old 1.5 cups 1.5 cups Boys 9-13 years old 1.5 cups 2 cups Women Men 19-30 years old 2 cups 1.5 cups 1.5 cups 19 + 2 cups vitamin C Citrus Fruits Cantaloupes strawberries 4-8 years old 14-18 years old 14-18 years old 31-50 years old 51+ years old Cantaloupe Apricots
deep yellow fruits These fruits have large amounts of carotene oranges strawberries Cantaloupe dried fruits Health Benefits Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
Eating foods such as fruits that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
Low in fat, sodium, and calories. No cholesterol Essential Nutrients: potassium, dietary fiber, Vit C, Vit A, Folic Acid Fruits rich with potassium may help maintain healthy blood pressure. Dietary fiber from fruits reduce blood Cholesterol Vitamin C helps growth and repair of body tissues, heal wounds, keeps teeth and gums healthy Folate helps the body form red blood cells Ripe fruits: reached top quality for eating Underripe Fruits have not yet reached eating qualtiy how to test... press fruit gently to see if it gives slightly you can check the:
texture typically full size Immature Fruit = have not reached full size, have poor color, and poor texture. When Buying Fresh Fruit.... Buy just what you can use in a short time
look for signs of ripeness and freshness
avoid bruised, soft, damaged, or immature fruits
Consider your needs CLEVER Fresh Fruits are usually least expensive during their peak growing season. They are also at their best quality during this time. Peak season is a good time to buy large quantities of fruit and preserve it for future use. Fruits are picked at their peak of quality and then preserved so you can enjoy them all year long. Canned Fruit Frozen Fruit Can be Whole, halved, or sliced in pieces. They come packed in juices. When buying canned fruits, choose cans that are free from dents, bulges, and leaks. Available sweetened and unsweetened; whole and in pieces. When buying frozen fruits, choose packages that are clean, undamaged, and frozen solid. You can use fruits raw, cooked, freshed, or preserved. The best way to prepare fruits is by washing them, and then slicing them or leaving them whole. Dipping these fruits in lemon orange, grapefruit, or pineapple juice will prevent enzymatic browning and make them more appealing. Enzymatic browning = when some fruits are exposed to air, they begin to darken (banana or peach)