As a decoration, images of fruit are parts of various patterns and logos. A bowl of fruit is sometimes set out for eating, but also as an attractive item. Bowls of fruit are a standard for still life art.
Fruit is also found outside our homes. Fruit trees are popular and decorative, especially in the spring when in bloom. If you don't have room in the yard (or no yard), some fruit trees can be grown in containers indoors. Other fruit may be grown in the garden.
Most fresh fruit can be frozen and used later. The texture may not be the same, but the frozen fruit works well in baking and in other foods where it is blended in, like smoothies. Other ways to preserve fruit for later use include canning, drying and vacuum packaging.
Fresh fruit usually keeps best at cool, but not freezing temperatures. In an enclosed container like a paper bag, some fruit will continue to ripen.
Recipe for a fruit smoothieEdit
A fruit smoothie starts with banana and ice. Then add another fruit you like and some fruit juice. (Start with roughly equal parts and then adjust depending on what you like.) Mix in a blender until it's a thick, smooth liquid. Optional: Add yogurt with or instead of juice. Garnish with a small piece of whole fruit. Enjoy!
If you have some bananas that are about to get too ripe, peel them, cut them into big bite size pieces and put them into the freezer. Then you can use them instead of ice in a smoothie.
- (U.S.) National Gardening Association on Fruit Trees in Containers