Myths, Legends and Traditions associated with Fruit – Volume 6 – (Article 6 of 6)Magalies Citrus
by Dr. Marli Botha
The best and fruitful thought to mark International Fruit Day originated from the will to create a worldwide festival day for people of any culture, nation, mentality, religion and way of life.
The first International Fruit Day took place July 1st 2007 at the Mauerpark in Berlin where boundaries had fallen 1989. Fruitcakes as well as fresh fruit bits were given to more than 400 guests.
United Nations also announced 2021 as ‘International Year of Fruits and Vegetables’ to increase more awareness on the nutritional and health benefits as well as lessening losses and wastes in food systems across the globe.
Fruit of the year 2022: The raspberry. The raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant (edible fruit) of the rose family (Rosaceae). Like the common blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), it belongs to the genus Rubus. This genus includes more than 600 species.
The raspberry is a naturally occurring plant throughout Europe, occurring in open places in the forest and along forest edges and has been used as food since the earliest times. Cultivation dates back to the Middle Ages.