Fruits – Nectars of the Gods

FRUITS – NECTARS OF THE GODS
Fruits may be even more plentiful than vegetables, are generally sweeter and loaded with antioxidants. Although I am not a vegetabalarian, as our 12 year old son called it when we tried for 15 months a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, and definitely not a vegan, about which I will write in greater detail, a fruit/nut diet would at least be remarkably luscious! With the legumes, peanuts and cashews and a bit of yeast (yeast is an animal!), one could live a healthy life. Certainly one should include at least a couple of servings of fruit daily. I will list here only those reasonably available, many temperate and some subtropical varieties. There are many crosses of some of these varieties, scores more tropical fruits, etc.

  • Acai (See MISTICA)
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Bilberry
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Buffaloberry
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carob
  • Cherry
  • Chokeberry
  • Crabapple
  • Cocoa – probably the highest in antioxidants
  • Coconut
  • Cranberry
  • Currant
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Gooseberry
  • Grape
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Honeydew
  • Huckleberry
  • June berry
  • Key lime
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Lingonberry
  • Loganberry
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Mayapple
  • Mulberry
  • Muskmelon
  • Nectarine
  • Olallieberry – the best wine ever
  • Olives
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Passion fruit
  • Paw paw
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Prickly pear
  • Quince
  • Raspberry
  • Rose hip
  • Saguaro
  • Saskatoon berry – service berry
  • Saw palmetto
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry guava
  • Tamarillo
  • Tangerine
  • Tangelo
  • Watermelon