Getting to know some new fruits can be pretty exciting and very useful for those new to a fruitarian diet, but my experience and that of most who have had success with the diet find that most of the exotic fruits have very little value for us.  
    The more common tropical fruits that are often overlooked in northern climates, like papayas, mangos, avocados and coconuts can become staples of the diet, but more unusual and lesser known fruits tend to remain that way for a reason.  Sure, they're still fun to try, but most will never become common fruits.  I've tried more fruits than most people alive, and I still rate papayas and oranges as my two favorites.
    You don't need much variety on a fruit diet to be successful.  A dozen or so of the most common fruits is enough to succeed.  I manage fine with a diet consisting primary of oranges, bananas, avocados, tomatoes, dates, persimmons, papayas, mangoes, grapes, watermelons, peaches, apricots, strawberries and figs.  
    To borrow a "cooked" expression, exotic fruits are more like the "icing on the cake".  It's fun to get some good sapotes or cherimoyas, but for your everyday diet, you need to stick with the "mainstays".  They are always more readily available, cheaper by far, almost always fresher,  and usually available as organic.
    This diet is meant to be simple and easy, available for almost anyone to follow.  You don't need to get fancy.  You should expand your "repertoire" of fruits, but you can still keep it incredibly simple, by focusing on common, readily available fruits.
by:  Rejean "David" Durette
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