Fruit is a multi-faceted gift of nature. Almost no other food is available to us in such a variety. It tastes good, is healthy and can mostly be eaten raw. However, it should be well washed before or even peeled, depending on the variety. The term “fruit” is understood to mean fruits from trees and shrubs. Fruits contain besides a mostly rather high amount of water a great number of vitamins and minerals. A lot of fruit grows here in Central Europe, in Germany or Austria. Among these so-called “domestic“ fruits are apples, pears, strawberries and blueberries. They mostly ripen in autumn. Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges and tangerines do not grow around here as they require a lot of sunlight and heat for their growth. They are imported to us by lorry mostly from countries around the Mediterranean such as Spain, Italy and Greece. Exotic fruits like pineapples and bananas need a tropical climate with a lot of heat, sunshine and water. Due to modern means of transport, these widely travelled varieties of fruit are meanwhile available in every supermarket throughout the whole year.