Fruits are used in raw form (after removal of skin and imbedded seeds), in a dessert, in combination with other fruits (as in fruit chat) liquified juice form. They are main source for providing healthy nutrients, vitamins and minerals to the body. When some disease-based regimen is to be suggested, some fruits are forbidden for patients suffering from kidney, respiratory and malfunctioning of certain endocrine glands.
For instance, sugar rich and sugar-based fruits should not be consumed by diabetics, Tomato by kidney patients; citrus and pungent fruits for those, who have sensitive throats and also who have respiratory problems, should not be used. Some persons are allergic to certain fruits.
It may be mentioned that fruits, growing in a particular region, are meant to meet fruit requirements of that very region’s inhabitants. Climatically nature provides and grows that kind of fruits which suit in the particular climate. For instance, Coconut grows in Coastal areas along with Dhab (Green Coconut) and dates. Grapes are found and grown in abundance in Northern parts whereas watermelons and musk melons are found in sandy areas only, so on and so forth.
Those, who migrate from one region/state to another, should imbibe and develop eating pattern of that region because nature has prudently bestowed its kindness (in the nature of cereals, vegetables, fruits, herbs, other plantations, water, air etc.) in plenty so that Nature’s best gift to world, that is human being, does enjoy its healthful life, by inhaling pure air, drinking pure water, eating fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals. If we continue to bedictated by nature and its principles, we hardly get indisposed but, the moment we violate laws of nature, we are punished and, as a consequence thereof, we subject ourselves to untold miseries and physical disorders.
As mentioned earlier, howsoever rich a fruit, and for that matter any eatable, may be, it can improve our health if taken in a restrained and moderate quantity—any deviation can leave a person in a shattered state of health. Do not consume any fruit if someone else says or preaches thereof because, in all equity and fairness, his necessity and requirement are bound to vary from those of yours. Hence, a fruit may be like nectar for one but, for another it may prove to be injurious.
So, moderate, prudent and individual suitability should and ought to form basis of one’s choice. Do not be misled or carried away by false eulogization of proponent. None knows you belter than your own self—Even your doctor will draw a blank here. It is the patient who guides the doctor towards reaching at some definite prognosis because, if the patient holds back certain facts from his doctor, the later will find it difficult to strike at a viable and conclusive result. Like a healthy person, every patient also knows what eatables are harmful for him and from which eatables he derives maximum benefits.
There are two varieties of fruits—simple and compound. Difference can be explained like this: single pistil gives berth to a simple fruit whereas from two or more pistils emerge compound fruits. Fleshy or dry fruits are examples of simple fruits but Pineapple and Raspberry fruits are examples of compound fruits.
Fleshy Fruits—(Simple and compound fleshy fruits) Word ‘Berry’ covers most of the fruits falling under this category like Grapes, Tomatoes and Blue berries but fruits like Limes, Oranges, Grape, Kenu are fleshy fruits and their skin is leather-like. There are also hard-skinned fruits like Melons, Cucumbers which have plenty of water content within them. Stone (or dupe) fruits are like Peach, Olive and Cherry whose skin (leather) is not hard but they have a hard kernel and soft pulp having most of water)’ content. There are succulent, firm, fleshy fruits like Quince, Pear or Apple are botanically called ‘Pome’ type fruits.
Compound Fruits: In this category Raspberries, Blackberries and Strawberries are reckoned as compound fruits which are the products of two or more than two pistils in a flower. They are also known as multiple/aggregate fruits.
Multiple Fruits: Occasionally, they give resemblance like superficial aggregate fruits but, in fact, they are offshoots of various separate flowers, which combine into a closely-marked and fleshy form, when they are about to mature. Mulberry, Orange and Pineapple are good examples of this (multiple variety) category of fruits which have heavy water content in them.
Dry-Fruits: Under this classification beans and peas can be termed as in-dehiscent (Gaping/bursting open of seeds) and buck. Wheat and buttercup as indehiscent ones.
Truly speaking, aforesaid classifications of fruits are not necessary for the readers, because different names have been assigned to various fruits and varieties thereof, with which all persons, living in a particular region, know quite well. Further, one may not recollect or ever know the name of a particular fruit but he can easily recognize them, even without knowledge of their names. Individual recognition, form and its general use, and its utility are well known to the masses, hence knowledge of a fruit’s name is hardly of any consequence.