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Fruit Salad

The origin of the fruit salad dates back to the 19th century, when it was included in many menus from different countries. A fruit salad is a dish comprised of a variety of fruits served with a base sauce or in their own syrup. A fruit salad is usually served as a dessert. It is also served as an appetizer called a fruit cocktail. When served as a fruit cocktail it is often prepared in an alcohol and sugar base.

The fruits that form parts of a fruit salad vary from country to country. It is determined by the seasonal availability of the fruits and where they are grown. Fruit salads often include apples, pineapples, pears, cherries, grapes, kiwifruit, peaches and oranges.

A fruit salad is an extremely nutritious dish that provides many vitamins and minerals needed by the body. It is a wonderfully refreshing dish that provides instant energy.

The fruit salad has many variations as per the taste preferred in that particular country. In Northern Europe, fruit salad is served with a mayonnaise base. Countries like Malaysia and Indonesia prefer to have it with a spicier flavor. There are also other variations served with yogurt or a sour cream base. A very common and popular way of serving the fruit salad in India is with ice cream. Fruit salad can be prepared with both fresh and canned fruits. It has thus, evolved into an extremely popular dish fulfilling both nutritional and taste criteria.

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