Group vegetables and Fruit charts which we need every day
Vegetables and fruit are a handy snack food and are easily carried to work or school. Include them in everyone’s meals and snacks for a healthy, well-balanced diet. Just click the link and see their benefits and advantages.
Types of fruit: Botanically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant.
Fruit is the sweet, fleshy, edible part of a plant. It generally contains seeds. Fruits are usually eaten raw, although some varieties can be cooked. They come in a wide variety of colours, shapes and flavours. Common types of fruits that are readily available include:
- Apples and pears
- Citrus – oranges, grapefruits, mandarins and limes
- Stone fruit – nectarines, apricots, peaches and plums
- Tropical and exotic – bananas and mangoes
- Berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwifruit and passionfruit
- Melons – watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons
- Tomatoes and avocados.
Types of vegetables: vegetables are all other plant parts, such as roots, leaves and stems. This includes such botanical fruits as eggplants, bell peppers and tomatoes.
Vegetables are available in many varieties and can be classified into biological groups or ‘families’, including:
- Leafy green – lettuce, spinach and silverbeet
- Cruciferous – cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli
- Marrow – pumpkin, cucumber and zucchini
- Root – potato, sweet potato and yam
- Edible plant stem – celery and asparagus
- Allium – onion, garlic and shallot
- Fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals. They also contain fibre.
- There are many varieties of fruit and vegetables available and many ways to prepare, cook and serve them.
- A diet high in fruits and vegetables can help protect you against cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
- Eat five kinds of vegetable and two kinds of fruit every day for good health.
- Most Australians do not eat enough fruit and vegetables.
- When buying and serving fruit and vegetables, aim for variety to get the most nutrients and appeal.