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In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. The north temperate zone extends from the Tropic of Cancer at about 23.5 degrees north latitude to the Arctic Circle at about 66.5 degrees north latitude. Regions with a temperate climate are usually characterized by having roughly equally long winters and summers. Temperature extremes are uncommon in temperate climates but do occur in regions also affected by outer limit of their temperature tolerances.

Leaf bearing trees dominate this climate close to the coastal regions and ferns dominate the northern region as well as some inland parts. The apple, pear, cherry, and plum are the most widely grown and eaten, owing to their adaptability. Many other fruits are important regionally but do not figure prominently in commerce. Many sorts of small fruit on this list are gathered from the wild, just as they were in Neolithic times. It includes the varieties like, Temperate fruits have a unique climatic requirement. They can sustain seasonal as well as diurnal weather fluctuation but mostly grown on hilly regions where winter is precisely cold. Temperate fruit are adapted to grown in icy-cold or temperate regions. Temperate fruit industry is a labour intensive industry which is mostly located at hilly regions. Many of the world's favourite and known temperate fruits such as apple, pear, peach, plum, grape, and strawberry are adapted to climates in the middle latitudes where the winter is distinctly cold.So,

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List of Temperate fruits

What are the Health Benefits of Temperate Fruits

  • It improves blood circulation
  • Rich in Vitamin C, fibre and iron
  • It also improves kidney and liver functioning
  • Improves immunity system
  • Promotes a healthy heart

And the list goes on and on. Well, temperate fruits are a different kind of fruits. So, they are classified based on their method of cultivation.The fruits are categorisedby their growth habit as tree fruits (apple, pear, peach), nut fruits (hazel nut, walnut), and bush fruits (strawberry, raspberry and blueberry)

These fruits are mostly grown on trees in the temperate climate. Let's look at some of the temperate tree fruits.


Apple is a popular 'super fruit' which contains antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and a variety of nutrients which helps in curing obesity, cancer, heart stokes and diabetes. Apples lower the risk of cholesterol and improve heart health. Also it provides Vitamin C,fibre and antioxidants like quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid which prevents heart diseases and cancer.


Plums are low in calories but high in nutrients. Plums contain fibre, Vitamin A, C and K and a jiff of Manganese and Copper. It is rich in Antioxidants which comforts heart diseases such as heart stroke and high blood pressure. It also cures constipation and anxiety and improves bone health and blood sugar level. Plums are also good for your skin health which prevents them from ageing.


Peach is a tree fruit which belongs to the rose family. Peaches are mostly eaten fresh or used in baking pies. Peachescame from China and became an admired fruit in Asian and Mediterranean Countries. Later on, the United States developed large commercial orchards. Peaches are deliciously rich in Vitamin, Iron, Phosphorous, and Magnesium and had antioxidants which protects your skin from ageing and provides healthy digestion.

Peaches also reduce allergy symptoms and breast cancer symptoms.Moreover, it also removes nicotine. Nicotine is a toxic chemical present in tobacco and cigarettes which pleases your brain but causes severe damages to your body. So, if you want your husband to quit smoking, give him a 'pack' of peaches.


Pear is a mildly sweet fruit which are rich in antioxidants, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. ThisChina-originated fruit became a favourite fruit in ancient Greeks and Romans. Pears (especially red pears) contain flavonoids, anthocyanin and carotenoids which is good for your heart health. Pears are cholesterol free and fat free and has all essential nutrients like vitamin C and K, Copper, Potassium and fibre which are good for type 2 diabetes, inflammation and cancer.It is also used for weight loss as well.

These fruits are cultivated in vines or shrubs.


No ice-cream flavour can beat the taste of strawberry flavour. Strawberry is widely used in pastries, pies, jams, jellies, desserts and fillings and also as dessert fruit. Strawberries came from Europe in the 18th century, they are small, bright red, and juicy sweet to the core. They contain water around 90% and minerals like Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B9 and C and a trivial amount of Iron, Copper and Magnesium. They also contain antioxidants such as Ellagitannins, ellagic acid and anthocyanin which improves blood antioxidants, blood lipid profile and reduces cholesterol, inflammation and cancer.


Raspberries arenative to Turkey and Mediterranean Europe. In the 16th Century, Britain also started cultivating raspberries. They are power packed with Manganese, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Iron, Magnesium, Fibre and Copper. Raspberries reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. It regulates blood sugar level and improves arthritis. Moreover, it has anti- aging effects and increases collagen production.


The King of Antioxidants is originated from North America which became a favourite among the European countries. They may be tiny in size but they are huge in nutrients. Blueberries contain Vitamin C and K, Manganese, fibre and water content of 85% making it a very low calorie fruit. Blueberries are good for skin cells and bad for cancer cells because they have cancer killing antioxidants. They alsoreduce cholesterol and blood pressure and improve brain health.

Nuts are portrayed by their hard shell which protects the kernels and husk of the fruit.


Almonds are actually not nuts; they are a seed of a fruit. They are oldest domesticated trees which dates back to 3000 to 2000 B.C. Almonds are one of the super nuts which provide antioxidants and high nutrition to the brain and body. The Mediterranean Nut is rich in unsaturated Fat, Protein, Fibre, Manganese and Vitamin E.

Almonds are loaded with anti-oxidants whichcontrol blood sugar, blood pressure levels and cholesterol and fights inflammation, cancer and heart diseases. Almonds improve memory power and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's diseasesand obesity. Eating almonds once in a week could improve your brain's cognitive skills and learning skills and improves your skin health


Walnuts have the highest amount of antioxidants than any other nuts. Walnuts are fully loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin E and Omega 3 which helps to improve your heart health and fights cancer. Moreover, it also reduces inflammation and the risk of Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 Diabetes. Walnut's kernel may look like a mini brain but this mini brain has enough nutrition to feed our big brains. Walnuts are a food for your brain. They help in improving learning and memory skills and reduce anxiety.

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