Nutrition Myths

Fruit

FruitFruit are a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health and prevention of many diseases.

Several studies have shown that a diet rich in fruit reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, stroke and type 2 diabetes and may protect against certain types of cancers. (1, 2, 3, 4)

The culinary definition (which this site refers to) is dictated by a culinary custom rather by basing it on its anatomy. Fruit in the culinary sense considers the edible parts of plants that usually contain seeds (may also be seedless such as bananas, watermelons, tomatoes, grapes and citrus fruit).

Culinary fruit is characterized by a sweet or tart taste and are usually used for snacks, desserts, breakfasts, smoothies or juices but also in savory cooking to add the sweet or sour taste in food.

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