If you had to eat just one fruit for the rest of your life...?


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Whatever the reason, if there was only one fruit that would be available to you, in an unlimited quantity, what would it be? This is not saying that it is your only food source, so your choice doesn't necessarily have to take into account nutrition. I am very partial to bananas, so I would probably pick them. They taste good, are one of the softest fruits out there, and are high in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure. Since we are talking about an unending supply, the fact they rot quickly wouldn't matter.
 
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Actually, I always thought apples last a long time. I can buy some, leave them on the counter, and they last for weeks. I never put them in the fridge though. If I had to choose only one fruit, it'd be cherries. I love apples, too, but I can never finish a whole one.
 
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If I was considering fruit that would keep for a long time, I would definitely pick apples. Sailors in centuries past carried barrels of apples because they can keep for a month or more. Unfortunately, apples aren't particularly nutritious, and completely lack vitamin C. For this reason, scurvy ran high on month-or-longer voyages.
 

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Pears are good for you but not one of my favorite fruits. I like bananas and apples which we try to have in the house all the time. If I have to choose one fruit to have for the rest of one life I think I would choose a peach or a plum. Fresh juicy peaches. Plums are so good for you fresh or dried.
 
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Although my automatic response would have been bananas - as it would be a fruit that I would have to eat over a long period of time - I think I would choose a stone fruit and most probably plums - as they are a little more versatile in that they can be eaten raw, cooked or dried which would stop them from getting boring and of course - if I was feeling a little thirsty I could also very easily make them into a drink :)
 
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Wow, that's a tough question. I think I'd tire of any fruit if I had to eat it every day. From a health point of view, however, I recently read that the fruit that has the best properties to help in preventing cancer is cranberries, so that might be a good choice. I don't think I've ever had fresh cranberries though, and I'm sure that dried ones have unhealthy preservatives so I'm not sure where I'd find them.
 
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Thank you for all the responses. After reading them all, I might reconsider! Fruits that are high in antioxidants might be the better call. I love blueberries, and they are really good for you. I would probably go with them instead. Another thing to consider is a fruit that's juicy and sweet, if it's going to be with you for life. That might include oranges, plums, or a ripe pear. I am making myself hungry for fruit now!
 
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Hands down, apples. I can eat a nice tarty apple any day, everyday, by itself and cooked in many dishes and in salads. It's a very versatile fruit and long lasting, which makes it so appealing out of all the other fruits out there. Not only that but apple hormones can also help ripen other fruit. Oranges are up there too in tastiness and longevity.
 
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I would choose apples. Well, as they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I really love crispy apples. What's more, they can be kept fresh for a long time as long as they are stored properly. :D
 
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Apples would be mine because they are my favorite fruit. They are also versatile in that you can put them in sweet or savory dishes.
 
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Whatever the reason, if there was only one fruit that would be available to you, in an unlimited quantity, what would it be? This is not saying that it is your only food source, so your choice doesn't necessarily have to take into account nutrition. I am very partial to bananas, so I would probably pick them. They taste good, are one of the softest fruits out there, and are high in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure. Since we are talking about an unending supply, the fact they rot quickly wouldn't matter.
I would definitely have to say papaya. It's the most delicious of all fruits, if you ask me. It's also good for your digestion.
 
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I wonder if it is because I did not grow up in a tropical place, but I am not as fond of tropical fruits as some people are. Where I live, we do not eat them often, so I guess I never aquired a strong taste for them.
 
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I would choose bananas or mango. They are by far my favorite fruits and bananas are versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.
 
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If I had to pick just one fruit it would definitely be cherries. I love cherries so much, they are very healthy since they contain a lot of antioxidants in them. It always seems like they are never out for long enough and I would love to have an endless supply of them so I can enjoy them throughout the winter too.
 
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I wonder if it is because I did not grow up in a tropical place, but I am not as fond of tropical fruits as some people are. Where I live, we do not eat them often, so I guess I never aquired a strong taste for them.
Definitely you have a point. If you grow up eating a certain food you develop a taste for it. That's why you should experiment with these other varieties of fruit. You never know what you've been missing until you try it.
 
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I would choose apples. Well, as they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I really love crispy apples. What's more, they can be kept fresh for a long time as long as they are stored properly. :D
Even ounce they spoil you can still use apples to make apple sauce. Just peel them, boil them, mash them. Once they cool add some cinnamon and honey. Apples are the best, simply delicious.
 

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