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    • That chart makes me laugh - I really don't understand the classifications!

      My favorites vary by season although it does help that fruit from the opposite hemisphere is available during the off-season here.

      Favorites for me: papaya, blueberries, strawberries (when in season locally), cherries, mandarin oranges, a variety of apples (recent taste favorite varieties are Sweet Tango, Ambrosia, Kiku), good red grapes (very picky here, must be crisp and have good flavor), peaches, pluots, apricots. I guess I just like fruit!

    • You mentioned the kiwi in passing, but I think it deserves full inclusion! With one caveat...

      When most people think of kiwis, they probably think of the fuzzy brown thing that's bright green on the inside, kinda sweet, and super tart. But did you know there's a much better-tasting kind of kiwi? I didn't until a few years ago, and when I tasted one it blew my mind!

      The golden kiwifruit has lighter, smoother, hairless skin and yellow-gold (not green) flesh. And the taste is amazing. It's more sweet than tart, and so much more balanced and delicious. If you've never had a golden kiwi, I highly recommend trying one! In the US you can find them at Costco and some grocery stores under the Zespri SunGold brand.

      Incidentally, the first time I had a golden kiwi was when Cake's founding team spent two weeks in an Airbnb in Hawaii figuring out what we wanted Cake to be, designing the first bits of the UI, and writing the first code. My colleagues can attest to how many kiwis I ate on that trip.


    • They are all so good and healthy, however I would like to mention a point I think we should have in mind: it is better to consume fruits (and any other product) which has been grown as near as possible to our home. The transport of tropical fruits from far countries needs a lot of energy (fossil) and therefore pollutes our environment.

      Besides, the control of pesticides in developing countries is often not satisfactory at all (to express it kindly), the fruits and vegetables arrive clean at our country (tests have been undertaken) but the workers of the plantations of origin are frequently exposed to the chemicals without any protection and have also no possibility to chage their working conditions.

      Some may object that a reduction of the consumption of fruits from tropical distant countries could have a negative effect, the loss of jobs, for the native workers but if we manage to get rid of this dependency from eating any fruit year round our governments would be able to exercise some pressure on the responsible law makers of the producing countries.

      We have gotten used to eat all year round any type of fruit and have forgotten to consume acording to the season of the year which allows to get the best quality because of natural ripening with the consequent improvement in flavour and taste.

      Besides, it should be our aim and effort to support our local farmers, first of all those who are struggling to produce sustainable, pesticide and transgenic free products which is a nearly impossible task for them without our collaboration.