Fruits are the seed-bearing parts of flowing plants. They are formed from the ovary after the flowers have been fertilized.
They are a major part of man’s diet and form a huge part of the global agricultural output. As far as plants are concerned they are the means by which plants distribute their seeds. This happens when these structures with seeds are eaten and later dispersed in a different location.
It is good to note that there are also seedless fruits in nature such as the pineapple and banana.
How are Fruits Prepared?
Fruits are generally eaten raw and some can be cooked and prepared in dishes ranging from starters and A salad is a mixture of small to medium pieces of ready to eat ingredients mixed together and topped with a sauce or dressing. They are preferred cold with few exceptions served warm. The dressing is usually sweet and sour in nature or can be salted and spiced. Salad ingredients range widely but most commonly they include vegetables, fruits, cooked... More to A dessert is the last course of a meal usually consisting of sweetened foods and beverages like dessert wine and liqueur. It may also include some savory items like coffee, cheese, and nuts. The sweetened food can include those commonly eaten savory such as rice. Foods included usually eaten as dessert courses include cake, cookie, pastry, ice cream, pudding, custard... More preparations. The most common consumption method of fruits is to eat them raw or processed into juice. They can also be eaten dry raisins (dried grapes). They tend to be high in zinc, selenium, iron, calcium, and manganese.
Fruits tend to be sweet or sour in nature and mostly contain a fleshy pulp which contains the juices and nutrients. Some of them contain edible skin.
Fresh fruits are generally high in Fiber also referred to as dietary fiber or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants. It comes either soluble in water or insoluble. They are normally resistant to absorption in the human digestive tract. They are found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It helps increase bulk in ingested foods, softens stool and shortens the total time... More, vitamin C and water. They are a source of simple sugars and tend to be low in A calorie is a unit of energy used in several fields. It is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at one atmospheric pressure or the pressure at sea level. When relating to food, Calories with capital "C", also known as the food calorie the same energy as 1000... More. Depending on the type, other minerals and vitamin, antioxidants and more can be found in them. An example is the richness of potassium in bananas. They are also essential in keeping the human body free from diseases and healthy.
Fruits can be grouped into different categories which for our purposes may not be of significant benefit other than a mention as follows:
True berries such as Grapes, Blueberries, Blackcurrant etc. Then there are Pepo fruits such as Melons and Pumpkins. Hesperidium or Citrus in cooking refers to the fruits and by-products of flowering plants that produce citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, citron, and limes. These fruits are notable for their fragrance contained in the rind. The other notable characteristic of these plants is the presence of high quantities of citric acid contained in the juice and are a good... More fruits such as Orange and Lemon. We can then talk of Aggregate fruit like Raspberry and Blackberry. Multiple fruits like Apple and Fig. Finally, there are the Accessory fruits like Pineapple and Strawberry.