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August 8, 2022

A fruit is an edible fruit. It is also known as mizugashi or wood confectionery. In English, the term fruit means all kinds of fruit (which means a wider range than the Japanese word 'kajitsu'). The Japanese word for ``fruit'' tends to refer to edible fruits and fruity vegetables (described later) that have a strong sweetness and are generally eaten as they are without cooking. . In a narrow sense, it refers only to things that become trees. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries considers fruits to be fruit trees (permanent crops such as trees), but classifies fruits that are classified as vegetables such as strawberries, melons, and watermelons as “fruit vegetables.” ” is treated as

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A fruit is an edible fruit. Fruits contain various nutrients. Many of them are rich in sugar, potassium and vitamins that the human body needs. → #Nutrition and efficacy There are many examples of drying the fruits and using them as dried fruits. When dried, the concentration of sugar content increases, making it suitable for storage. In the Middle East, dates (dried dates) have long been popular and even appear in the Bible. It is said that even if you run out of food while traveling in the desert, you can survive for a few days by eating a single date. In arid countries, fresh juicy fruit also plays an important role as a source of hydration. In Japan, fruits have a history of being consumed for sugar supplementation (to enjoy sweetness) and as a source of vitamins. It is used in cooking and is sometimes added to bread and cookies. Take advantage of its sweetness, sourness, and aroma. Some species contain proteolytic enzymes (pineapple, papaya, etc.), so they are sometimes used to soften meat. It is preserved by adding sugar to stewed jam (or compotes). It is sometimes eaten with bread or crackers, or with dairy products such as yogurt or cheese for breakfast. In addition, during the afternoon "tea" and "snack" time, jams and compotes are enjoyed at "afternoon tea" in England, and fruits are picked in various forms during "fika" tea time in Northern Europe. . In Japan, it is widely practiced to eat raw fruits at snack time, spread jam on bread, and eat yogurt with jam added. Some fruits contain not only sugar but also enzymes, and some fruits ferment themselves into sake (just by crushing and leaving without too much effort), and have been used as raw materials for sake. . A typical example is grapes. Originally, it contains both sugar and enzymes, and if it is crushed and left alone, it will ferment and become sake (wine). Wine is presumed to be "the oldest alcoholic drink" or "the first alcoholic drink", and has been the most consumed alcoholic drink around the Mediterranean Sea and Europe (on the continental side) since ancient times. ), but it became very widespread. Missionaries brought it to Japan in the Middle Ages, and a winery was built in 1870. Since then, brewing has begun, and today it is drunk all over the world. The same is true for apple fruit fermented liquor (cider). Sake made from fruits (with the exception of wine made from grapes, sake made from other fruits) is called fruit wine in English. In Europe and Japan, fruits have long been