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See Fruit and Vegetables section
What you need to know:
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What are they?
· Fruit - the ripened
reproductive body of a
seed plant
· Vegetables ­ A plant
cultivated for an edible
part, such as the root of
the beet, the leaf of
spinach, or the flower
buds of broccoli or
cauliflower.
· Is a tomato a fruit or a
vegetable??…read more

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Composition 1
· Mostly water
· Minerals and some vitamins particularly vitamin C.
· Fibre
· Simple sugars, sucrose, glucose and fructose
· Some provide good source CHO eg banana
· Cassava is eaten as a staple food by many people in
Africa. Cassava roots are high in calories, and the leaves
are a good source of protein and vitamins A and B.…read more

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Composition 2
· Built up from CHO including cellulose,
starch and pectin
· Very little lipid in fruit and vegetables
· Protein value varies enormously eg
cassava very low, lacks amino acids
· Peas and beans higher in protein
(vegetarians)
· Enzymes control the composition and
ripening after harvesting.…read more

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Rotting of fruit and vegetables
· Whilst growing crops
are susceptible to
attack by
· viruses,
· bacteria and fungi
· Fill in the table and
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