"Fruit is definitely on the maintenance diet. It's on the lifestyle diet."

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Banana

This fruit is often found in a green, unripe stage, which would continue to ripen and turn yellow, red, brown and black also when kept at room temperature. When bananas are refrigerated, the skin darkens quicker, but they are kept from becoming soft and also mushy for a longer period of time. There are numerous varieties available with the Cavendish being the most common.




Biennial

A plant that normally requires two seasons to complete its life cycle, growing regularly as a rosette in the first season and producing flowers and fruits and then dying in the second season. Having a life cycle that usually takes two growing seasons to complete.




Blackberry

A black or purple berry harvested from different bramble bushes that are related to the rose family. When a blackberry is pulled out, the core comes with it unlike a raspberry that leaves its inner core at the back when it is picked. There are many dissimilar varieties of blackberries and they are usually expensive.




Blueberry

A somewhat small, round berry that is dark blue in color with a crowned breach at the opposite end of its stem. Wild blueberries are small in size in comparison to the cultivated berries sold in food stores. The berries are well-liked raw as snacks or added to many freezing dishes such as cereal, ice cream, shakes, and salads. They are also commonly cooked in a range of entrees, desserts and baked goods, such as blueberry muffins, pies, pancakes, and blueberry grunt. Versatile in use, blueberries are often used in making an extensive variety of beverages and foods such as wine, liqueurs, jams, jellies, sauces, and also salsas.




Breadfruit

Native to the Pacific regions, it is a round tropical fruit with a broad green, mottled skin that grows from 1 to 6 pounds in weight. The off-white, bland tasting inner flesh has a consistency similar to bread and is very starchy. Breadfruit is frequently eaten raw like other fruits after it ripens. If picked prior to ripening, it is very sweet and is then baked, boiled, fried, and grilled, similar to a potato, to be served as a vegetable.




Black Sapote

Black Sapote fruit are tomato-like and measure about 510 cm in diameter, with a fatal skin that turns from olive to a deep yellowish-green when ripe and a ripe pulp that turns from white when unripe to a taste, color and quality often compared to chocolate pudding.







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cantaloupe
Cantaloupe

 

Cantaloupe are served as fresh fruit or as salads or as a dessert with ice cream (Read more)

kiwis
Kiwis

 

kiwifruit will be fairly large and plump with thin "fuzzy" brown skin   (Read more)

pineapple
Pineapple

 

Pineapple fruit is native to the Asian tropics, with a delicate and fresh fragrance   (Read more)


 
 

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