Fruits and Vegetables – Nutrients

In botany, a fruit tree is a structure usually shaped like a berry with a plump interior and white bark covered with small teeth. The fruit has either black or red fruit and seeds at the end of the branch. In horticulture, a fruit tree is the living root-bearing structure in flowering shrubs that forms from the underground stems during summer when the tree flowers.


In horticulture, the plant is considered a member of the composite family that includes cacti and succulents. Although cacti and succulents are normally grown in soil, the true cactus has become more popular in urban gardening due to its availability of naturalized water sources. Cultivated plants in California include the garden slipper, clematis, Harlequin tree leaf, bishop’s apple, garden strawberry, fruit cherry, European Columbine, garden buttonwood, freesia and lupine. With its woody tissues, the skin of the fruit-tree, which is a thick pliable sheath, is used to make bags, caps and baskets.

The fruit of a clematis is a round soft gray-green fruit about an inch long with a deep red interior. The skin is thick and it can easily be cracked open to reveal its juicy pulp. This fruit is one of the most important vegetable sources for protein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, silicon, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, folic acid and a variety of vitamins A, C and E. The pulp of the fruit contains good taste, high quality oil and several other nutrients. It is a good source of vitamin C, which maintains good health; beta carotene, iron, fiber, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and vitamin B-complex. It is also rich in vitamin A, minerals and compounds that help maintain good health and a healthy immune system.

The flowers of elements are small and white in color and are usually eaten raw or cooked. The flowers are used in jams, jellies, salsas and sauces. The fruit is considered to be a delicatessen food because of its delicate flavor and mild aroma. The fruit has a tangy flavor and is low in fat. The flavor of elements is often combined with other vegetables to create a gourmet dish. Clementis is a great source of calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, and E.

Fruits contain substantial quantities of water, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and other plant chemicals that are essential to life. It is difficult to get enough of all nutrients in your diet. Some plants naturally contain more than others and some types of fruit have been shown to contain more plant chemicals than others. Clementis is one family of vegetables that tends to have more plant chemicals than other fruits. These chemicals include lycopene, which are a powerful carotenoid; proanthocyanidins which are powerful flavonoids; flavones which are chemical precursors that add interest to the fruit; and procyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants. When these plant chemicals are blended with nutrients from other foods including vitamins, minerals, and proteins, they provide a powerful source of nutrition.

The nutritional value of fruit varies depending on the type of fruit and variety. Eating several servings of fruit each day provides many of the essential nutrients necessary to maintain health. Other foods rich in fruits include vegetables such as carrots and spinach, legumes such as lentils and beans, whole grains such as whole-wheat and brown rice, nuts including walnuts and almonds, dairy products including cheese and milk, and lean meats.