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  1. Fruit notes

  2. Notes • A vitamin is a nutrient essential for growth and normal functioning of the body • Ascorbic acid is the chemical name for vitamin C • Scurvy is a disease that is caused by a lack of vitamin C

  3. Carotene is a yellow to orange plant pigment that can be converted to vitamin C by the body. • An enzyme is a substance which causes a chemical reaction to take place.

  4. Pomes • Pomes are characterized by a smoothskin covering an enlarged fleshyarea surrounding the core. Examples include: • Apple

  5. Pomes • Pear

  6. Pomes • Quince

  7. Pomes • Kiwi

  8. Drupes • Drupes contain a single seed surrounded by fleshy, juicy edible portion. Fruits that are classified as drupes are: • Peaches

  9. Drupes • Nectarines. Similar to peaches, but a smooth skin.

  10. Drupes • Apricots

  11. Drupes • Cherries

  12. Drupes • Plums

  13. Berries • Berries have tiny seeds imbedded in the flesh and a fragile cell structure. • The best known berries are: • Blackberries

  14. Berries • Blueberries

  15. Berries • Cranberries

  16. Berries • Strawberries

  17. Berries • Grapes are also classified as berries. They have fairly tough skins and grow in bunches. They range in colour from green to red and purple.

  18. Citrus • Citrus fruits include grapefruit.

  19. Citrus • Citron. (Not often eaten raw, but often candied) Buddah Hand citron

  20. Citrus • Kumquat

  21. Citrus Fruit • Ugli

  22. Citrus • Tangerine

  23. Citrus • Tangelo: cross between a tangerine, orange and grapefruit.

  24. Citrus • Mandarin. Which has loose skin and easily separated segments

  25. Citrus • Navel orange.

  26. Citrus • Valencia

  27. Citrus • Temple

  28. Citrus • Lemon

  29. Citrus • Lime

  30. Melons • Some varieties of melons: • Muskmelon

  31. Melon • Casaba

  32. Melons • Persian

  33. Melons • Cranshaw

  34. Melon • Cantaloupe

  35. Melon • Honeydew

  36. Melon • Watermelon

  37. Tropical fruits • Banana

  38. Tropical Fruit • Plantain

  39. Tropical Fruit • Mango

  40. Tropical Fruit • Pomegranate

  41. Tropical Fruit • Papaya

  42. Tropical Fruit • Avocado

  43. Tropical Fruit • Pineapple

  44. Tropical Fruits • Date

  45. Tropical Fruit • Fig

  46. Dragon Fruit

  47. Passion Fruit

  48. Spiky Kiwano Melon

  49. Star Fruit

  50. Prickly Pear