Because all I see are grapes, melons, and if I’m lucky, a couple of strawberries and a few pineapple chunks. If I’m really lucky, I’ll get canned tangerines, a few banana chunks, or kiwi. I understand why food providers must say “seasonal” (can’t guarantee what’s in stock based on when fruits are planted and harvested and sent off to be packaged) in front of their fruit and vegetable offerings when in the form of a side dish, but why not call it something else?
When have you ever ordered the Seasonal Fruit and not received a bowl or cup of grapes and melons with a sprinkling of strawberries or pineapples? If cherries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries are involved, the dish has its own name. “Berry” is in it somewhere. If apple slices, orange wedges, or watermelon chunks make an appearance, “tropical” or “fresh” tends to appear in the name. When I did an image search of “fruit cup” and “seasonal fruits” the results turned back a more diverse selection of fruits.
And seasonal vegetables? When have you ever ordered it at a restaurant and not received a one or two ingredient variant of squash, zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers,mushrooms, and carrots?
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