4 The fruits are located in the 3rd section of MyPyramid
5 Serving Size:1 c. fresh fruit or 100% juice½ c. dried fruit½ c. cooked, chopped, canned fruit and fruit sauces1 medium apple, pear, orange, or bananaDaily Recommendation = at least 2 cups daily
6 Fruit – seed plant used for food. Good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C.a “heart- smart” snack since it is low in sodium, fat, and calorieshigh in fiber and water content
7 More on Vitamin C:Your body needs Vitamin C to form cement like material called collagen which holds cells together as a mortar holds bricks together.Collagen: tough, flexible protein material that forms connective tissue holds muscle fibers together.
8 Six Types of Fruits Drupes Pomes Citrus Fruit Berries Melons Tropical Fruit
9 Drupes A fruit with one large pit or seed and grows on trees. Apricots CherriesNectarinesPeachesPlums
10 Pomes A fruit that has a core that contains seeds and grows on trees. ApplesPearsThe skin on apples contains pectin ( lowers blood cholesterol levels)
11 Citrus FruitA fruit that has a leathery skin, many segments filled with juicy pellets, and grows on trees.Rich Source of vitamin CPink GrapefruitLemonsLimesOranges
12 Small, juicy fruits that contain many tiny seeds. BerriesSmall, juicy fruits that contain many tiny seeds.Unripe berries are sour, pale, and hard.BlackberriesBlueberriesGrapesStrawberries
13 Melons Melons with a deep yellow color are rich in vitamin A. Large, moist fruits that grow on vines and contain seeds. They have a thick skin that may be smooth or rough.Melons with a deep yellow color are rich in vitamin A.CantaloupeHoneydewWatermelon
14 A type of fruit that grows only in warm, sunny climate. Tropical FruitA type of fruit that grows only in warm, sunny climate.Many grow on trees.AvocadosBananas – rich in potassium ( stops cramping up, prevents muscle spasms, “Charlie Horses”FigsKiwifruitPineapple
15 Fruit Facts: fruits are quick and easy to prepare Always wash fresh fruit before preparation and/or consumption.fruits are quick and easy to prepareProper storage protects: flavor, texture, and nutrients.Choose blue, red, yellow, orange, green, and white fruits to get a variety of nutrients, photochemicals and antioxidants.Eating a diet rich in fruits and veggies may help to reduce the risk of come chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes.
16 Produce: fresh fruits and vegetables Produce is seasonal: Strawberries = SpringCherries = SummerApples = Fall** Canned, frozen, dried, and fresh fruits are sold year- round. Fresh fruits are often best during their peak growing season. Prices are usually lowest then, too.
17 The Best Fresh Fruit: Feels heavy and firm Has no cuts, bruises, or decaySmells pleasantIsn’t sticky, wrinkled, or moldyRemember: whole fresh fruit is higher in nutrients than any other fruit form.
18 What is wrong with candies, toaster pastries, fruit drinks, canned fruits, and other sweets that say they are made with “real fruit”?They are made with fruit puree concentrate or fruit juice concentrate which are very high in sugar and low in nutrients.** many canned fruits are packed in heavy syrup where sugar has been added during the processing.
19 Spice It Up:Herbs and spices to use with fruits are:Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, poppy seed, rosemary, and vanilla.