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A wide variety of delicious fruits are grown in Ireland ranging from apples, strawberries and blackberries to gooseberries, loganberries and raspberries. New growing techniques and plant varieties mean that fruit is now more readily available during the year. Soft Fruits Photo

Very popular with children, fruit tastes great, is full of vitamins and low in calories. As part of a healthy balanced diet, fruit can be eaten raw or as part of flans, jellies and jams.
This section outlines the varieties of fruit available, the main areas where they are grown, the nutritional and calorie content of each fruit and tips of cooking and storing. There are also a range of imaginative recipe ideas for the different types of fruit.