Friday, December 10, 2010

Fruits of Papua New Guinea


Because fruits have been such a major part of the human diet, different cultures have developed many different uses for various fruits that they do not depend on as being edible.Fruits are generally high in fiber, water, vitamin C and sugars, although this latter varies widely from traces as in lime, to 61% of the fresh weight of the date.Many hundreds of fruits, including fleshy fruits like apple, peach, pear, kiwifruit, watermelon and mango are commercially valuable as human food, eaten both fresh and as jams, marmalade and other preserves.Many fruits are used to make beverages, such as fruit juices (orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, etc.) or alcoholic beverages, such as wine or brandy.

Seedlessness is an important feature of some fruits of commerce. Commercial cultivars of bananas and pineapples are examples of seedless fruits. Some cultivars of citrus fruits (especially navel oranges), mandarin oranges, grapefruit, and watermelons are valued for their seedlessness.

Therefore Papua New Guinea Post issued the stamp series features of fruit series. The stamp set comprised of six piece stamps depicted mango, watermelon, pineapple, pawpaw, guava, and lemon fruit.

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