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Day 7 

    Our first ever theme week draws to an end,  which is sort of bittersweet. There are a lot more fruit that I could appreciate, but on the other hand, I do enjoy my randomness, and I will enjoy not having to think in the confines of a particular topic once again. Apricots are another fruit that I feel deserve more appreciation than most people grant them. Like pears, they don’t have much in the way of apricot flavored candy. Yet my aunt’s apricot pie is so much better than any peach I’ve ever tasted. Why is it then that peaches should have all of the attention? We need to encourage fruit diversity. Don’t laugh. I’m being completely serious. Most people are limited to apples and oranges, bananas and strawberries, peaches and watermelon. The point I’m trying to make is that there are a lot of fruits out there that I may one day feature on this blog, give them a chance. It is healthy to do this. Fruit diversity encourages the trying of rare fruits, and once you are familiar with more different types of fruit, it logically follows that you will also eat more fruit. Which is good for your body. Especially if you are a fruitarian.

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Day 5 of 7

     As the end of this week gets closer, I feel saddened, as I have been enjoying the fruitiness of it all. So today I shall appreciate the pomegranate. It is both unique and under-appreciated. I find the pomegranate fascinating, but I think it’s just that I like fruit beginning with the letter “p”. The pomegranate does have a unique color and flavor though. It is the fruit of fertility, allegedly, though I’m not going to test that theory any time soon. In Greek Mythology, Persephone ate pomegranate seeds and had to stay in the underworld for half of the year because of it. This is not something I would recommend doing. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a pomegranate. I might look into fixing that.
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Part 2 of a 7 part series

    After pineapples, pears are my favorite fruits. Eating a fresh pear at lunch helps keep me sane it seemed. When they are gone, I am very sad. Not very many people eat fresh pears, which is why the cafeteria doesn’t keep then quite as well stocked as with apples. This is a shame and I think people don’t give pears an equal chance. The flavor of a pear is much more intense than most types of apples, making the pear experience highly enjoyable. Pears also make ap”pear”ances (I couldn’t resist the pun, please forgive me) in movie refrigerators and banquet tables, though not the the extreme that pineapples do. 
     Personally I think there needs to be a movement encouraging pear flavored products. For example pear flavored starbursts, pear flavored skittles, pear flavored lifesavers to name a few. Feel free to add your pear candy ideas here (Jelly belly is one of the few candies that has a pear flavor. I will have to remember to appreciate them for it one of these days.)
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