Fruitarian Diet

dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Apr 29, 2019
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What is a Fruitarian Diet?

A fruitarian diet is a diet composed of more than 50 percent fruit. The type of fruitarian diet varies among fruitarians.

  • Some strictly consume only fruits
  • Some include nuts and seeds
  • Some include what is commonly thought of as vegetables including peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados.
  • Some also include grains in the diet.

One definition of a fruitarian is someone who has a diet composed of more than 50 percent fruit.

Fruitarians can choose fruits from seven basic fruit groups:

  • Acid fruits: Citrus, pineapples, strawberries, pomegranates, kiwi, cranberries, apples
  • Subacid fruits: Sweet apples, sweet cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, papayas, figs, apricots, and mangoes
  • Sweet fruits: Bananas, grapes, melons, sapota
  • Nuts, seeds: Pecans, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, hazelnuts
  • Seeds: Sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, flax
  • Dried fruits: Dates, figs, apricots, raisins, cherries, prunes
  • Oily fruits: Avocados, coconut, and olives.

References:

  1. Beyond Vegetarianism - (http://www.beyondveg.com)
  2. Fruitarian Foundation - (http://www.fruitarian.com)
  3. The New Earth - (http://www.thenewearth.org)
  4. David Wolfe "Natures First Law: The Raw Food Diet"

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