Fruits - Classification Simple(singleblossom)...

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Classification Simple (single blossom) DRUPES- seeds in a pit (cherry) POMES- seeds in a core (apple) Aggregate (develops from flower) Several ovaries in one flower (strawberries) Multiple (develops from many flowers) Cluster of several flowers (pineapples) Composition Carbohydrates (sugar-fructose, starch sugar) Fat (most no fat, with fat coconut (sat fat) olives avocado) Protein (little) Vitamins  C- destruction by exposure to heat, air, brusing (citrus) B- moderate source Carotenoids (apricots, peaches)  Minerals (not good source) Except: iron-raisins, potassium-orange Fiber (good source)- 2-4 g/serving Phytochemicals- may decrease cancer (antioxidants) Organic Acids- Tart flavor Non volatile (malic, citric, oxalic) Color (same as veggies) Fat soluble (in plastids)- carotenoids Water soluble- chlorophyll, flavonoid
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