The fruit and fruit juices used in many desserts
as well as hot dishes are the crowning glory of
the Eastern cuisines. And the secret lies in using
them in season.
Probably no other fresh food has been the subject
of as many technological advances as fruit. For,
due to people’s great love of fruit, producers
have resorted to all possible technologies to extend
the fruit production season and to preserve the
original freshness of the end product.
ALL FRUIT IS GOOD IN SEASON
Agricultural techniques have developed to such a
level today that fruit of equal size and maturity
is now being produced to satisfy needs for easy
packaging, shipping and storage. And ripening under
human control rather than on the tree is unfortunately
a bitter fact of life today. Despite such economic
constraints however, it must not be forgotten that
there are entrepreneurs who employ large refrigerated
trucks that pull up right alongside fruit orchards
and gardens to store the ripe fruit virtually the
minute it is picked.