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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Why Tomato is a Fruit?

Is a tomato a fruit? According to the dictionary it is!

to·mato: soft juicy red or yellow fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.

What exactly is a fruit?

fruit: fleshy, seed-bearing part of a plant used as food; quantity of these.

Why isn't the tomato a vegetable?

ve·get·able: part of various types of plants eaten as food.

The fruit-vegetables are as healthy as fruit. Some cookbooks make a distinction between fruit, fruit vegetables and vegetables. If you look at it that way; a tomato is a fruit-vegetable. Same as the fruits below: egg-fruit, green pepper, hot pepper, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, tomato and zuchini. These fruits contain the same nutritious elements as the common fruits and contribute as much to your diet as the fruits we call fruit vegetables.

Fruit Juices

5 pieces of fruit a day
To meet your "five to nine pieces of fresh fruits a day" you can squeeze the fruits instead of peeling them and eating them by hand. Squeezing is much more efficient: one glass of 2 squeezed oranges, 2 mandarins and 1 grapefruit can be squeezed in 5 minutes. If you eat 1 banana afterwards you already have consumed 6 pieces of fresh fruits! This also means that you can consume the largest part of the required nutritional elements you need for a day in just 10 minutes...

The best way to consume fruit is raw, with its skin or with the skin peeled off on an empty stomach or 20 minutes before other meals. If you're not such a fruit-eater and want to have more from the good stuff, the best way to start eating fruit is to squeeze fruit juices. In this way you can get used to fruit and after drinking juices for a while you'll see that your appetite to have raw fruits will increase.

Why Fruit?

Eat (more) fruit
These ideas might stimulate your fruit consumption!
Why should we have five to nine fresh pieces a day, organically grown if possible?

* For the largest part fruit consists of water just like the human body does;
* Fruit is 100% bad-cholesterol free;
* Fruit stimulates the memory;
* The idea that fruit is an expensive nutrition;
* The miraculous healing effects of fruit;
* Fibers;
* Fruit makes you feel better;
* Ethical reasons to eat fruit;
* Fruit is the most natural food;
* The human diet;
* Fruit juices - squeeze those fruits!

List of culinary fruits

This list of culinary fruits contains the names of some fruits that are considered edible in some cuisines. The definition of fruit for these lists is a culinary fruit, i.e. "Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, some of which may resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit, for example rhubarb."[citation needed]

Note that many items that are true fruits botanically speaking, are not considered culinary fruits. They are classified as vegetables in the culinary sense, (for example: the tomato, cucumber, zucchini, and so on), and hence they do not appear in this list. There also exist many fruits which are edible and palatable but for various reasons have not become popular.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fruit And Diet

Fruit Nutrition Facts
Fruit comparison tables. Overview of vitamin and mineral content including nutrition charts of the individual fruits.

Lose weight with fruit
This article can be helpful in your efforts to reach your ideal weight in a healthy way. It shows how to gradually obtain your personal ideal weight by eating as much fruit as you like!

Dietary Tools
Free diet tools for complete nutritional analysis.

Fruit & detoxification of the body
This article describes the detoxification process of the body, stimulants and the slow reaction of your body, it reacts like an oil tanker.

Olives and Olive Oil
This fruit should be a part of everbody's diet.
Read this article and find out about the amazing health benefits of olives and olive oil.

The Energy in fruit - fruit provides clean energy
This article deals with the following subjects related to fruit:
- Proteins;
- Water in fruit;
- The burning process & sugar in fruit..