Students think strawberries are not just a winner at Wimbledon but all Summer long

Fruit

With sunshine creeping through amidst cloudy days, students have been discussing their favourite fruits for summer time refreshment.

‘Wow this is a hard one – it’s somewhere between apples, oranges, peaches, nectarines, pomegranate, melon, watermelon, raisins, pineapple, mango and maybe a few I’m forgetting.’

In a poll on The Student Room, students voted on their favourite fruit for use in snacks, desserts, or simply as one of their five a day!

‘strawberries for the win!!’

  • Strawberries 33.33%
  • Raspberries  17.27%
  • Blueberries   10.04%
  • Blackberries   8.03%
  • Cranberries    2.41%
  • Gooseberries  1.20%

‘Strawberries with cream, with a light sprinkle of sugar.’

Berries featured heavily in the poll options, with strawberries chosen as the cream of the crop!

‘MmMmMmMmmmm….mangoes.’

‘Delicious, delicious mangos… Shame they are so expensive, so it’s only rarely I eat them’

  • Mangoes       28.11%
  • Bananas        18.47%
  • Melon            17.27%
  • Lychees         13.25%
  • Passionfruits 8.43%
  • Coconut          4.82%

‘The only fruit i can think of that i really can’t bear is Coconut’

Among the more exotic favourites mangoes came out on top  with coconut at the bottom of the fruit barrel.

‘I wish I had more than 16 options :(

Even with this fruit cocktail of choices between rustic berries and foreign but not so forbidden fruits, students showed a passion for all the bounty nature has to offer, and the option of “Other” came joint second receiving the same number of votes as mangoes.

‘Nectarine or Kiwi fruit, love those things!’

‘How can you compile a list of favourite fruits and fail to include oranges which are perhaps one of most commonly consumed fruits in the world?’

‘Tangerines.’

‘I prefer Satsumas. They seem less messy to eat (the juice doesn’t drip all over your hands and make them sticky).’

‘I love juicy sweet, tangy fruits that are soft but firm.’

‘Pomegranate!’

‘Grapefruit, even though it is annoying to eat’

‘Strawberries and closely followed by coconut. yum’

‘Pineapple, cherries, strawberries, peaches’

‘well i put apples, but i prefer grapes more. the only other fruit i eat are raisins as i dont like any others. i do drink orange juice, but i hate the texture of oranges so cant eat them.’

‘It’s probably not the tastiest fruit in the list, but I’ve gone with banana just for it’s convenience. There’s no risk of juice coming out when peeling it and it’s soft to eat.’

‘Other – Cherries! And then bananas.’

‘Cherries! How can you not have included them on your list? They’re so delicious.’

‘I’ve always LOVED berries but I recently discovered watermelon after having a barbecue.

I’ve had watermelon before of course but I feel as if I didn’t really notice how AMAZING it is. Especially when it’s hot.’

‘Has anyone tried a papple?(half pear half apple)’

Full Poll Results

  • Strawberries 33.33%
  • Mangoes       28.11%
  • Apples            18.88%
  • Bananas        18.47%
  • Melon            17.27%
  • Raspberries  17.27%
  • Lychees         13.25%
  • Blueberries   10.04%
  • Pears                8.84%
  • Passionfruits 8.43%
  • Blackberries   8.03%
  • Plums              6.83%
  • Coconut          4.82%
  • Cranberries    2.41%
  • Gooseberries  1.20%
  • Other?           28.11%

With thanks to Lisa Clarke for imagery http://www.flickr.com/photos/polkadotcreations/2480587587/ Creative Commons License