The theme for Taste Bud Battle 2020
is FRUITY FUN!
The creative options are endless:
- You can BAKE with fruit.
- You can COOK a savoury dish using fruit.
- You can even make a dish that just resembles a fruit (doesn’t have to contain fruit but can look like a fruit).
- Your dish could focus on just ONE fruit or could feature a MEDLEY of fruits.
- Fruit can be the actual dish, the accompaniment or the sauce! It’s up to you!
And remember - some vegetables that you know, may actually be fruit. (See the Fun Fruity Facts box below)
Fruity Fun Facts
Did you know...
Fruit are formed from the seed-bearing parts of a flowering plant. They are all the bits that have seeds. Vegetables are all the other parts of a plant, such as the roots, leaves and stems.
Here are some FRUITS that people mistake as vegetables:
• Sweet Corn
• Green Beans
There are lots of others too, can you find some more?
Most Popular Fruit is...
The Tomato! Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
What fruit comes from an orchid?
The Vanilla Bean! Vanilla is the only fruit-bearing member of the orchid family. The flower that produces the vanilla bean lasts only one day. The beans are hand-picked and then cured, wrapped, and dried in a process that takes 4 to 6 months. After saffron, vanilla is the most expensive spice in the world.
A fruit salad tree exists!
They are multi-grafted trees with different fruits from the same family grafted together on the one tree. All the fruits retain their own characteristics like flavour, appearance and ripening times. Fruit Salad Trees can be grown in a pot or in the ground, perfect for your balcony or backyard and are suitable for all climates.
The pineapple is actually a berry!
A pineapple is neither a pine nor an apple, but a fruit consisting of many berries that have grown together. This also means that Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.
Japan grows square watermelons
It makes for easy storage at shops. Square watermelons are the product of some meticulous growing techniques. ... The fruit mimics regular watermelons, but they're grown in cubes to give them their unique shape.
Strawberries have more Vitamin C than Oranges.
A 3.5-ounce serving of fresh strawberries, or about five large berries, provides 32 calories and almost 59 milligrams of vitamin C, or 98 percent of the daily value.