Summer by Arcimboldo
Summer by Arcimboldo
© Musée du Louvre/RMN

 

Pineapple crop
Pineapple crop
© Lanaud/CIRAD

 

 

 

 

Banana producer
Banana producer

© Picq/INIBAP

In many parts of the world fruit are being eaten that have been grown elsewhere. Yet who really recalls the origin of the main species of fruits and vegetables ?

Fruit and vegetables have been widely diversified over the centuries. Due to species transfer, importation, and rise of the living standard in the industrialized countries, exotic products nowadays belong to every day life.

The main fruits produced worldwide are citrus, grapes, banana and apple, the main vegetables being tomato, beans, cabbage and onion.

Nutcracker
Nutcracker

Coll. Agropolis-Museum

Fruit and vegetables have also been considerably improved ; what a difference between the very first apple or tomato, and those found nowadays on the market !

Fruit and vegetables are recommended by the nutritionists due to their vitamins, minerals and fibres contents.

They add pleasure to usefulness because their colour, savour, and freshness stimulate consumption.

As far as possible, fruit and vegetables from various parts of the world should be eaten every day.