1. This fruit is indigenous to China but is now closely linked with New Zealand. What are the two names by which it is known?
2. There are thought to be 700 varieties of this fruit, which is a member of the mulberry family. Along with the olive, it is a symbol of peace and plenty. What is it?
3. A popular fruit first seen in Mayan and Aztec pictures around 300BC, this is used mainly in savoury dishes and ice-cream. It has a thick green skin and a large stone. What is it?
4. Can you name this small fruit? Used widely in both sweet and savoury Chinese dishes, it has a rough, red skin and smooth, white flesh.
5. If you were offered a glass of forbidden fruit, what would be the correct fruit base of this drink?
6. Why does the tree tomato not eat like a tomato, and by what name is it more commonly known?
7. Which fruit originated in China and has a name which is derived from a Greek word, meaning the drink of gods?
8. Is it a lemon or a lime which contains the greater number of calories per 100g?
9. What type of fruit is a plantain, and is it too ripe to use when the skin is completely black?
10. Which fruit, popular in both sweet and savoury dishes and thought to have originated in Paraguay, is not a single fruit but a cluster?
11. Kriek is a popular fruit beer. In which country is it brewed, and what flavour is it?
12. Som Tam is a Thai salad containing dried shrimp, chillies, green beans, peanuts and tomato, but which tropical fruit is the central ingredient?
13. In India, some restaurants are known by this title. The leaf of the fruit is placed on the table, as a substitute for a plate. Which fruit is it that has its leaves used in this way?
14. There are a range of salads known as American salads. In which type of container is a beach salad served?
15. What is the name of the syrup, used in many cocktails, that is flavoured with the pomegranate?
lQuiz answers may be found on page 86.