Fruits & Nuts

 

Fruits are one of the most versatile foods that we can find in the kitchen; not only can they provide us with a delicious and healthy snack for eating out of hand, but they can also lend a sweet or astringent tang to both savoury dishes and desserts. There are a huge range of fruits available, ranging from the tart, translucent green gooseberry to the fragrantly sweet and juicy pineapple.

The term 'nut' is used to describe any large, oily kernel found within a shell that may be eaten as a snack or used in cooking. This includes seeds such as almonds and cashews, which despite being strictly seeds in the botanical sense, are classed as nuts for cooking.

In this section, you'll find an extensive guide to the fruits and nuts available for eating and cooking, along with some handy ideas for their use.

Citrus Fruits
Citron, grapefruit, kumquat, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, pomelo, tangelo and ugli fruit ...
Pome Fruits
Also known as false fruits, the pome family includes the apple, loquat, pear, crab apple, rosehip, quince and medlar ...
Soft Fruits
Blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, elderberries, gooseberries, mulberries, raspberries, redcurrants, rhubarb, rowanberries, strawberries and whitecurrants ...
Stone Fruits
Find out about the family of stone fruit, or drupes, including the apricot, bullace, cherry, damson, greengage, nectarine, peach, plum and sloe ...
Tropical Fruits
Warm climate fruits such as the banana, cape gooseberry, date, fig, guava, loquat, lychee, mango, papaya, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, prickly pear, star fruit and tree tomato ...
Vine Fruits
Everything you need to know about fruit from climbing or trailing plants, such as the grape, kiwi fruit, melon, passion fruit and watermelon ...
Preserved Fruits
Candied peel, glace fruits, currants, prunes, raisins, sultanas and a range of other dried fruits such as apples, apricots, bananas, cherries, dates, figs and mangoes ...
Nuts
Learn about the range of nuts available for cooking and sancking, including the almond, betel nut, brazil nut, cashew, chestnut, coconut, macadamia nut, peanut, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, walnut, hazelnut, cobnut and filbert ...