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

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Non Edible Fruits

Non-edible fruits are very fleshy five-valved red capsules. The fruits and leaves are poisonous, containing andromedotoxin which helps lowers blood pressure and causes breathing problems, dizziness, cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. Bog Laurel occurs with and strongly resembles Labrador Tea at the Odette Prairies.




Nuts

An edible dry fruit and seed enclosed with a hard shell that protects the kernel or meat inside. Usually, the shell is removed and discarded and only the kernel, known as the nut, inside is the item to be eaten. Nuts are available shelled and unshelled as well and the shelled nuts are available blanched or unbalanced, whole or chopped, halved, minced, raw, oil roasted, dry-roasted, salted, unsalted, and also coated with a flavoring. Nuts are also available ground as powders and butters. Some common varieties of foods referred to as nuts include: almonds, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, macadamias, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, soy nuts, sunflower seeds, and also walnuts.







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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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