1. What fruits do Chinese people like to buy?
Well, there can be a bunch of those like apples, pears, oranges, grapefruits, melons, strawberries and durians and so on. Whatever your preference is, there can always be one to satisfy your taste bud.
2. Are there any special fruits in China?
Sure, there are some fruits which are pretty special in China.
Peaches have always been regarded as symbol of longevity in China and they often make the center piece of a table in an old person’s birthday dinner. And they are really tasty too.
Litchi gets its specialty and popularity from an ancient story. In Tang Dynasty, one of the Emperor’s wives called Madam Yang, had a craze for Litchi, which was a product in the far south of China then while the royal family resided in the north. So in order to bring fresh Litchi to the madam’s dining table, the emperor ordered his men to deliver litchi from the south to the north on a daily basis. Considering the large distance in between and the less developed transportation in the ancient time, you have no idea how many horses lost their lives in the running.
3. Is it important to eat fruits?
I believe so. Fruits provide vitamins and some other nutrients that our bodies need, which might not be acquired from vegetables or meat. So they can be very important for us to have a balanced and healthy diet. And besides, fruits enjoy different tastes and flavours from vegetables and grains and meat. It is always good to have some fruits for a change.