GLOSSARY TERMS - 'G'
A large berry native from Europe related to the currant berries. It is still quite common in Europe, but is much less common in the United States. There are several varieties that have either smooth or furry skins and then range in color from yellow and green that have a sharper flavor, to various colors of red or burgundy, which are sweeter in flavor.
A type of berry that grows in bunches on vines. There are about hundreds of varieties grown in many parts of the world. Different varieties have different levels of tartness or sweetness and are normally available in colors such as green, red, and purple and black. Grapes could be eaten fresh as table grapes, they could be pressed to produce juice, or dried.
A tropical citrus fruit that is characterized by its slightly bitter taste. Grapefruit is usually about the size of a softball and larger, has a skin that is usually yellow in color and very fleshy that ranges in color from yellowish-white to deep ruby red. Like other citrus fruits, grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C.
A tropical fruit that is native to South America also grown in the warm areas of the U.S. and also other tropical regions. Guava has a very sweet flavor that could taste similar to the taste of pineapple, banana or strawberries. An excellent source of vitamins A and C, this fruit is oval or sometimes pear-shaped and measures up to 4 inches in diameter. The guava has thin skin ranging in colors from white, yellow, red, or dark pink with a flesh that might be pale yellow to bright red.
The Golden apple is excellent for eating raw or as pies & salads; Excellent for baking, making apple sauce or apple butter. A Good-quality Golden Appetizing apple will be firm with smooth, tidy skin & range in color from light green to pale or creamy yellow.