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GLOSSARY OF FRUITS

In general terms glossary means, a list of often hard or many specialized words with their definitions, frequently placed at the back of the book or alphabetical list of words often distinct or translated. This fruits glossary contains information on fruits, ingredients, its cooking terms and variety of other advice to assist you with good recipes, meal preparation and menu ideas. To access a term desired, scan down the alphabetical listing for the word of choice.

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GLOSSARY TERMS - 'A'

Accessory Fruits

An accessory fruit is a fruit where the fleshy part is normally derived not from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue. The prime example could be strawberry.


Achene

An achene is a kind of dry, indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a leathery pericarp that is easily separated from the seed coat (for example, sunflower).


Ackee

A tropical fruit, shaped like a pear, which is served throughout the Caribbean. This fruit has a bright red flesh that surrounds white creamy inner meat containing 3 large black seeds. Use caution when you eating this fruit since Ackee that is not ripe could be toxic. Ackee is traditionally served with salt fish in the countries like Jamaica. This fruit is also known as Achee and Akee.


Aggregate Fruits

An aggregate fruit, or etgerio, which develops from a flower with numerous simple pistils. An example is the raspberry, whose simple fruits are termed drupelets because each fruit is like a small drupe attached to the receptacle. In some bramble fruits (such as blackberry) the receptacle is elongate and also part of the ripe fruit, making the blackberry an aggregate-accessory fruit. The strawberry is also type of an aggregate-accessory fruit, only one in which the seeds are contained in achene. In all these examples, the fruit develops from a single flower with numerous pistils.


Apple

A round and oval shaped fruit, which is harvested from lower growing trees found in most of the temperate regions of the world. The fruit has a thin skin that could range in color from shades of green, yellow, and red and much other combination of these. The flesh is generally off-white and cream colored and is very juicy. The generally sweet flavor could be slightly sour, tart, or even a bit bland depending on the variety.


Apricot

A yellow-orange fruit harvested from small trees has native to China, but are grown in many other regions of the world as well. The fruit resembles a smaller version of a peach and also has many uses. It could be eaten whole with the pit removed, processed into juice and preserves, or could be an ingredient in many recipes. Apricots may be preserved through drying which allows them to be used whenever they are needed. When cooked in liquid, the apricots would absorb some of the liquid and become softer and less chewy.


Avocado

A round to pear-shaped fruit with a dark green skin harvested from trees, which are grown in semi-tropical regions, such as Africa, Australia, Caribbean, Indonesia, Israel, Peru, Spain, South America, and also in the U.S. Containing up to 20 grams of fat that is high in monounsaturated, the flesh of the avocado provides a rich buttery flavor when eaten fresh or even added as an ingredient to a variety of foods.





Strawberry is not a berry
Orangutans love mangoes
Apples have 25% air
Tomato is a fruit!
Banana-a cure for heartburn
200 seeds
Pumpkins and avocados are fruits
Dark green vegetables are more Vitamin C rich
Banana is not a fruit in reality.
Bananas are easily digestible
Cockroach repellent fruit
An apple tree can produce 400 apples a year
Bilberries improve night vision
Cherry seeds believed to have satanic power
Watermelon used to carry water
Worlds favorite fruit
Strawberries and cashews have seeds outside them
Kiwi is rich in Vitamin C
Oranges help fight anti-aging
Eating fruits avoids miscarriage
Eating fruits reduce the risk of diseases
Lemon is a good source of Vitamin C-Prevents Scurvy
7000 apples
Grapes do not ripen once plucked
Banana slip accidents in Britain
Quick ripening
 Lemons kill bacteria
Pear-wood is hard
Banana-the 1st fruit on earth
Apple stuck in Adam's throat
Cabbage-a water vegetable
Banana ripens quickly in brown paper bag
Peanut is the main Main component of nitroglycerine
Leaves of raspberry help to regulate menstrual cycles
Lime oil is useful to cool fevers
Durian is one of the world's biggest fruit
Avocado leaves are harmful to animals
Dried fruits contain more calories than fresh fruits
An apple is a very refreshing tonic for oily skin
Eating fresh figs during pregnancy helps from prolonged labor
Gibbons prefer to eat fruits twice a day
avocados are the world’s most nutritious fruit
Eating grapefruit protect from diabetes
Babaco is gorgeous torpedo shaped fruit
Sapodilla is a uniquely tasted fruit
Bilimbi fruit is more effective for several human ailments
Chempedak fruit is really not too big
Damson fruit is more effective to create fruit paste or cheese
The name pine-apple was the original name for a pine cone
Pineapples used in blood tests
Kiwis were once known as Chinese gooseberries
Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake
Pineapples are berries, just like strawberries and blueberries
A half-cup of figs has as much calcium as a half-cup of milk
There are over 200 different known species of raspberries
There are seven varieties of avocados grown commercially in Texas
Blackberry juice was used to dye cloth navy blue and indigo
Black currant juice can be used to soothe sore throats and colds
Delicious oranges in the world are grown in Florida
Eggplants are actually fruits
An avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable!
Avocado has more fat content than any other fruit.
A single fruit is about 125 grams on average;
Bananas are allergic for some people.
Bilberry contains nutrients that are good for eyes.
Cherimoya seeds are poisonous
Clementines are popular in the winter months.
A durian is a large fruit with a powerful smell.
Huckleberries are well liked by lots of mammals
The jambul fruit leaves and bark are used for controlling blood pressure and gingivitis.
Lime oils are often used in perfumes
Lychee seeds are poisonous
Purple Mangosteen has to be grown in temperatures of above 40 °F (4 °C).
Grapes are the fruit of a woody grape vine.
Dirty cantaloupes can spread bacteria.
A watermelon contains 92% water.
Raisins are dried grapes.
Cupuacu pulp is also used in cosmetics products
An orange’s vitamin C content helps fight back assaults
Strawberries are the only fruit
A cucumber is a fruit
Grapefruit can actually react negatively
Red fruits help keep your heart strong.
Orange fruits help keep your eyes healthy.
Yellow fruits help keep you from getting sick.
Green fruits help make your bones and teeth strong.
Blue and purple fruits help your memory.

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