The origin of this fruit salad dates back to the 19th century, when it was included in many menus from various nations. A fruit salad is a dish comprised of a variety of fruits served with a base sauce or in their own syrup. It is also served as an appetizer called a fruit cocktail. When served as a fruit cocktail it’s often prepared in an alcohol and sugar base.
The fruits that form parts of a fruit salad vary from country to country. It’s determined by the seasonal availability of the fruits and where they are grown. Fruit salads often include apples, pineapples, pears, cherries, grapes, kiwifruit, peaches and oranges.
A fruit salad is an extremely nutritious dish that offers many vitamins and minerals needed by the body. It’s a wonderfully refreshing dish that provides instant energy.
The fruit salad has many variations in accordance with the taste favored in that specific country. Countries like Malaysia and Indonesia prefer to have it with a spicier taste. There are also other variations served with a sour cream base. A very common and popular method of serving the fruit salad in India is with ice cream. Fruit salad can be prepared with both fresh and canned fruits. It’s thus, evolved into a very popular dish fulfilling both taste and nutritional criteria.