On Learning To Eat Fruit as an Adult

060412-fruit.jpg Growing up, I didn't want anything to do with fruit. I just didn't like it! But now I can't get enough. I think it's one of those aging taste bud things; my tastes matured, and now I am a fruit fiend.

Growing into certain foods is usually reserved for vegetables or stinky cheeses, but in my case it was fruit. While the rest of the kids at my lunch table were chowing down on oranges, most fruit gave me acid reflux, so I wasn't super fond of it. But in the last five years the foods I enjoy and choose to eat have drastically changed: I cut out great deal of processed sugar, which may be the reason fruit is appealing now. Either way, it's curious to discover something as simple as a kiwi for the first time (at the age of 32) when most other people have been enjoying them their entire life.

Did you grow up snacking on fruit or have you taught yourself to like it as an adult? Am I the only odd duck? Please tell me no. Are there still fruits you're not fond of? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: How To Select the Best Produce: Fruit

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