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Fruits. Fruit Classifications Fruits are divided into groups according to physical characteristics The six groups are BERRIES CITRUS DRUPES MELONS POMES.

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1 Fruits

2 Fruit Classifications Fruits are divided into groups according to physical characteristics The six groups are BERRIES CITRUS DRUPES MELONS POMES EXOTICS/TROPICALS

3 BERRIES juicy, thin skinned fruits with tiny seeds grow on vines or bushes picked when fully ripened quality berries are plump, sweet, even colored

4 Blueberries

5 Raspberries

6 Strawberries

7 Blackberries

8 Cranberries

9 DRUPES Outer thin skin Soft fleshy fruit Fruit surrounds a single hard seed or pit Can be picked ripe or they can ripen after harvest Grow on trees or shrubs Quality drupes are firm and plump without bruises

10 Cherries

11 Apricots

12 Nectarines

13 Peaches

14 Plums

15 POMES Firm fruits with thin skin that grow on trees Have a central core that is filled with seeds Can be picked ripe or may ripen after being picked Quality pomes have smooth skin, no blemishes, soft spots, or bruising

16 APPLES

17 PEARS

18 CITRUS FRUIT Thick firm rind covered by a thin layer of colored skin called the zest. The soft white layer between the zest and the flesh is called the pith. The flesh is in segments separated by a thin membrane. Grow on trees or shrubs and are harvested when ripe

19 ORANGES

20 LEMONS

21 LIMES

22 GRAPEFRUIT

23 BLOOD ORANGE

24 MELONS Large juicy fruits Thick rinds Many seeds About 90% water usually served raw or pureed Grow on vines Should be firm and heavy for their size

25 WATERMELON

26 HONEYDEW

27 CANTALOUPE

28 TROPICALS (EXOTICS) Grow in warm climates Ripen after they are picked Quality fruits are heavy, firm, unblemished, and have good color

29 Cherimoya, Persimmon, Ugli, Guava, Starfruit, and Mango

30 Nutritionally speaking... High in vitamins Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) water soluble Formation of collagen Firms walls of the blood vessels Helps heal wounds Aids in formation of hemoglobin Dietary antioxidant

31 Provitamin - Beta-Carotene Body uses Vitamin A to make the chemical compound the eyes need to adjust to darkness

32 Very little fat Careful with avocado and coconut

33 Fiber rich What did I hear??? Ready for some music???


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