FLAVOR AND CONSISTENCY OF FRUIT

Our experience with food is complex and involves all our senses.

Fruit, gives us vitamins, minerals, proteins, sugars, but its generosity does not end here even surprises us with the liveliness of colors, shapes, aromas, flavors, and textures … all in one bite.

Fruit, in addition to being invaluable for our health, can support different roles within a lunch, but it is essential to know it to create the right combinations.

The fruit is classified according to the botanical, chemical and product characteristics, in the kitchen we are interested in the simplest and most practical ones determined by the consistency

FRUIT WITH SEEDS
    • con small seeds inside, with a thin skin with a crunchy and juicy consistency (apples ◇ pears ◇ grapes) che si può mangiare 
    • soft consistency with small crunchy seeds (kiwi)
    • with a thick skin and a very juicy pulp (watermelon ◇ melon)
FRUIT WITH JUICY SEEDS
    •  crunchy and juicy consistency (pomegranate)
FRUIT WITH NUT
    • buttery consistency and neutral taste with a large inner core (avocado)  
    • acidulous with a soft and juicy pulp, with a delicate pulp, to be washed quickly only when it is tasted, so that it does not get wet with water losing its flavor (es: apricots ◇ peaches ◇ plums ◇ sour cherries ◇ cherries), particularly suitable to be consumed fresh or turned into jams and jellies
BERRIES
    • these fruits have soft pulp and can be acid or sugary. They are delicate, easily lose their flavor and fragrance if stored in the refrigerator, it is better to buy small quantities
NUTS
    • they are edible seeds that are normally dried. They are proteins rich in mineral salts, fibers and lipids, almost without water, crisp: cashews ◇ peanuts (they actually belong to the legume family) ◇ almonds ◇ walnuts ◇ brazil nuts ◇ macadamia nuts ◇ pecans ◇ hazelnuts ◇ pine nuts ◇ pistachios

… and taste :

CITRUS FRUITS They taste “sour”. They are all covered with a rind rich in essential oils, perfect for flavoring each dish, and have a juicy consistency (oranges ◇ kumquat ◇ lime ◇ lemon ◇ mandarins ◇ mapo ◇ grapefruits)
ACIDULOS/SUGARY apricots ◇ cherries ◇ strawberries ◇ kiwis ◇ apples ◇ blueberies ◇ blackberies ◇ pears ◇ peaches ◇ plums ◇ currant
SWEET
pineapples ◇ bananas ◇ persimmons ◇ dates ◇ figs (t is not a fruit, but a fleshy inflorescence) ◇ uva
FLOURY/STARCHY chestnuts
OILY cashews ◇ peanuts (they actually belong to the legume family) ◇ almonds ◇ walnuts ◇ brazil nuts ◇ macadamia nuts ◇ pecans ◇ hazelnuts ◇ pine nuts ◇ pistachios

 

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