International Fruit Day started with an aim to share fruits in sympathy and joy with family, friends or needy people all around the world regardless of culture, nation, mentality, region and way of life.
Fruits are universally promoted as healthy because of their health-promoting properties. Fruits are good sources of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, especially antioxidants.
Intake of sufficient fruits could reduce the risk of many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers and stroke. For example, in fruits, especially berries, was associated with decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.