Fruit Basket

@sishy7 (27380)
Australia
June 19, 2017 2:15am CST
# 74 Fruits have always been a constant favorite for my family. We always have one, two, or even three different kinds in a fruit basket on our dining table. The Pixabay picture I used as a header looks very similar to what we usually have. Maybe add bananas to the basket as we seem to always have some of them around too. I was just looking around my kitchen and inside the fridge; I realized at that particular time I had more than usual number of fruit varieties available. I counted 10 of them; there were bananas, apples, oranges, mandarins, and lemons in the fruit basket. I also saw grapes, cut up watermelons and cantaloupes in the fridge. Then there were a couple of fresh young coconuts and a box of dates that my husband had just bought sitting on the kitchen counter. And a few days ago, a friend brought some fruits for us too. They were gone now but they would add to the different varieties we already had. He brought some freshly picked guavas from his trees. Also some mangoes and jackfruit he bought from the fresh market. We love fruits! Image credit: Pixabay
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@marlina (62528)
• Canada
19 Jun
I eat some fruits but do prefer eating vegetables.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
I wish my kids would eat vegetables as much as they eat fruits
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• United States
11 Jul
As Vitamin C is not so commonly found in the vegetables many of us consume fresh or frozen, this is why fruits are highly recommended @marlina to balance and stay healthy
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• United States
19 Jun
I have a fruit basket on my kitchen counter that always is filled with fruits (oranges, apples, bananas, pears). You will probably also find some cut up watermelon in my fridge.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
I have to say the one fruit that is almost always present at my home is banana.
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@Nawsheen (22859)
• Mauritius
19 Jun
Fruits are loaded with important vitamins and we must have them on a daily basis. My favorite are oranges. I can have them everyday.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Jun
Bananas seem to be the one fruit that we always have at home. Followed by apples and grapes. They are easy to eat.
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@Nawsheen (22859)
• Mauritius
19 Jun
@sishy7 oh yes. My grandpa has many banana trees in his field. At times we dont have to buy bananas. It is a great fruit to have especially for breakfast
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
@Nawsheen The price for bananas is pretty stable now, but I remember when they were very high because of some flooding at the area where they grew most. They went up as high as around USD3 a piece.
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
19 Jun
We love fruits too, we also have several varieties at home. Right now I know that I have plums, peaches, apricots, strawberries, grapes, cherries, a melon and a slice of watermelon. Of course I also have oranges, lemons and limes.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
Oh wow, you have more varieties than I had - and all those summer fruits are so mouth-watering...
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
20 Jun
@sishy7 I forgot that I also had fresh figs, I love them with Prosciutto.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
@LadyDuck Ah, and when you mentioned limes, I remember my husband bought some so I looked inside the veggies compartment in the fridge and there they were a couple of them where he put them.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21669)
• United States
19 Jun
I love fruit too. I have a craving for some strawberries.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
They'll be in season when the weather gets warmer down here...
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@Sambriel (604)
24 Jun
@Tampa_girl7 me too. . can't go a day without them!
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@thelme55 (11950)
• Germany
19 Jun
Wow! You have all the fruits you can make into fruit salad or maybe smoothies. Yummy!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
Sometimes when they don't get eaten fast enough, I use bananas to make banana bread, or apples to make apple strudel, or blend the oranges to make fresh orange juice.
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@thelme55 (11950)
• Germany
20 Jun
@sishy7 yummy. I love Apfelstrudel and banana bread.
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@DianneN (59890)
• United States
20 Jun
My husband loves fruit a tiny bit more than I do. He bought an antique silver fruit basket, which I keep filled with fruit on a kitchen counter. I keep my apples in the refrigerator.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
I have one son who likes his apples refrigerated. So he'd put one in if he wants to eat later. The rest of the family do not mind them in the fruit basket.
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@Marty1 (26882)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Jun
Your family really loves fruit! i have several kinds in my refrigerator but don't think I have ever had 10 or so fruits at the same time! I am the only one in my house and can't eat that much fruit before it spoils! Good for you family! Bet you don't eat too many processed treats like donuts or cookies as i would imagine you would be full after eating all that yummy fruit!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
Yeah, that was unusual for us to have that many varieties at one time.
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@hereandthere (24198)
• Philippines
19 Jun
bananas are constant here. then a seller drops by every day offering pineapple and papaya. one fruit i really liked was dark cherries. i've only ever known maraschino cherries on cakes and desserts. it's interesting that people are able to grow guava and jackfruit trees there. why did you buy fresh young coconuts?
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
I've seen my friend's guava trees down here... They are not big trees but bear lots of guavas. I'm not sure if jackfruit trees grow here - my friend bought the jackfruit from the fresh market but they had actually been frozen. My husband and my middle kids love young coconut water. He'll buy them once in a while when he sees them in the store.
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• Philippines
21 Jun
@sishy7 i remember climbing a relative's guava trees when we were young also here in our neighborhood. i almost slipped. here jackfruit can be cooked in coconut milk when not ripe, and eaten when ripe and added to desserts. there is a fresh coconut stall here in my neighborhood, but i've never really liked coconut water (buko juice). i prefer buko pie and buko ice drop with mongo (red beans) and buko ice candy. hehe.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
21 Jun
@hereandthere Are the trees big? The ones my friend has are small - we don't have to climb it to get to the guavas...
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@moffittjc (35743)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Jun
I hope with all that fruit you have that you still find room to get your daily serving of veggies! haha
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
I don't eat them all at once...
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@moffittjc (35743)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Jun
@sishy7 Well you should! You'd get all your recommended daily serving of fruits in one sitting!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
21 Jun
@moffittjc Nah, it's better for me to spread the serving out and just take a little bit at a time...
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@Courtlynn (51194)
• United States
19 Jun
We don't have fruit baskets. But we buy fruits alot.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
What kind of fruits do you usually like to have? Bananas are almost always present at my home...
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@Courtlynn (51194)
• United States
20 Jun
@sishy7 we mainly buy apples, bananas, grapes, strawberries.
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@akp100 (13217)
• India
19 Jun
Wow, you are having really good variety of fruits there. Look like you are having them regular. Here I eat them rarely. I guess I should have them more.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Jun
We regularly have some bananas and apples. It was unusual to have so many different kinds at one time, but we did...
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@akp100 (13217)
• India
19 Jun
@sishy7 Well, good as you can eat any of them. Here we don't used to keep them so may be that's why we are not regular.
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@responsiveme (14458)
• India
19 Jun
I love it too...Bit right now there's nothing in sight in the house .Except some raisins. It's mango time now
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
I'm not sure if it's mango season or what down here, but the other day my friend brought some pretty good mangoes over.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jun
sounds like a fruity day! bwahaha
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
Yes, I was amazed when I counted up to 10...
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@youless (87159)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jun
Having more fruits are healthy. I like fruits, too. But usually I just buy one or two kinds of fruits and then I will buy new fruits after finishing them.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Jun
Yes, it was very unusual for us to have so many different varieties at one particular time.
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@alberello75 (13217)
• Genova, Italy
19 Jun
Fruits are good for health. I unfortunately do not eat too much. My favorite fruits are: banana, watermelon, apricot, coconut Congratulations on your choice of picture
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Jun
It wasn't so hard to choose that one - I could have taken the picture myself, it looks so similar to my own fruit basket...
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@alberello75 (13217)
• Genova, Italy
19 Jun
@sishy7 Thank you! Excuse me a question: is it mandatory to put the source of the image?
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
@alberello75 Oh, I don't usually put anything when I use my own image. But when I don't use my own image, I usually use one from Pixabay because I know the images there are free public domain. And although I may not need to note it, I'd like to, just to be sure no one thinks it's my image or something.
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@mackoy85 (158)
• Manila, Philippines
19 Jun
Thanks for sharing this. Maybe, I and my wife should include fruit basket with different fruits on our dinning table. Delicious and Healthy!
@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Jun
Yes, and you have so many wonderful tropical fruits available where you are...
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@mackoy85 (158)
• Manila, Philippines
20 Jun
@sishy7 Yeah! Thaks for reminding me. Haha!
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@jstory07 (58007)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Jun
I buy what fresh fruit I can afford to buy. I love peaches and plums in the summer.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
Yes, I love summer time for its variety of fruits that are in season...
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@mandala100 (25378)
• Hong Kong
19 Jun
Fruits and vegatables are always part of my daily diet.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
That's part of a healthy living...
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
19 Jun
We also love fruits but because we are only depending in its season so we don't have much fruits in the table. What the season might have is what we eat. Like now its the season of mangoes and dragonfruits.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Jun
That's wonderful how you can get fresh seasonal fruits locally.
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