A temptation of colours, shapes and flavours, exotic fruit makes market stalls look like paintings and catch our eye. Poland is still new to year-round access to the luscious pineapples, peaches and oranges. So let's enjoy them! Exotic fruits make us happy in two ways. First, with their taste. It has been scientifically proven that eating mouth-watering, juicy and sweet fruit boosts our mood. Secondly, with their "story-telling" quality. Research shows that eating exotic fruit makes us feel as if we were on exotic travels. You thought you were eating a pineapple while in reality you were visiting Brazil!
Strawberries have always had a reputation for being an aphrodisiac. With their red colour and heart shapes, they became a symbol of Venus, the Greek goddess of love. In France, there was even a tradition of serving strawberry soup to newlyweds. The first garden strawberries were produced 300 years ago in France thanks to King Louis XIV, a well-known admirer of the fruit. Strawberries originated through cross-breeding of the Virginian and Chilean woodland berries.