Fruit is a delicious food that grow on trees, vines and bushes. Most fruit is made up of at least 80 percent water and it is filled with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium and fiber. Fruit has many health benefits, here are some of the benefits of eating fruit;
* Fruit is 100% bad-cholesterol free;
* Eating fruit helps to stimulates the memory
* One benefit of eating fruit makes you feel better;
* Filled with fiber
* Guava fruit is considered the most healthy of all fruit
Some of the most popular fruit eaten on a regular basis are apples, oranges, banana, grapes, strawberries, pineapple, watermelon and pears.
One easy way to enjoy fruit as part of a meal is by making a fruit salad. Use your favorite fruit, the most popular fruits or you can use exotic fruit such as; kiwi, guava, papaya, acai and mango as the main ingredients. Choosing a mixture of any fruit of your choice or the less common varieties to create your favorite will make the meal or snack more inviting.
Fruit can be served and eaten raw as a snack, or mixed into homemade ice cream, cook and stewed, sliced and fried or baked into a variety of pies. Sliced and served with a helping of peanut butter or eaten whole, fruit is enjoyed by children and adults.
The first know reference to fruit is in the Bible when Eve ate the apple in the Garden of Eden. Since then, people have been eating fruit that grow in the wild, purchased from local grocery stores and fruit that is planted in gardens and in groves.
Evidence show that oranges and apricots were grown in China more than 4000 years ago. Each country, all over the world have fruit that is grown only in that region.
Fruits and vegetables have been growing in the wild for several centuries. When people first began to eat fruit as food, they simply gathered them from the wild and started eating. For thousands of years, fruit was picked, gathered and eaten in this manner.
People soon began to use the seeds to plant their own fruit. They farmed the plants and used them as a part of their daily diet. The farmers experimented by mixing different seeds and this produced new varieties of wild fruits to be enjoyed.
Years ago, fruit that was found growing in one region of the world were taken by early explorers and traders to other regions. It is believed that Christopher Columbus took a load of pineapple from South America to Spain, during one of his adventures.
These new fruits were planted and grown by the locals and today, fruits are shipped and flown all over the world. This allows people to eat and enjoy fruit that they may not ever get a chance to taste.