Fruits and vegetables provide wholesome nutrition and consuming them as part of your daily diet will help you stay in theglow of good health. Why not harness the magical goodness, and treat yourself to the full spectrum of nature’s bounty for maximum benefits?
We have compiled an A-Z list of the top favourite fruits and vegetable ideas for your easy reference. Whether you’re devising the perfect shirt design, formulating some fruity pickup lines, or want to write a cute message to your partner, this list has got you covered! 🍇🍈🍉🍒🍋🍌🍍🍎
Among all other fruits, apples have the most variety, in fact there's more than 8,000 varieties of apples. Apples symbolise health, love and fertility. In the Chinese culture, the word for apples is pronounced as ‘ping’ which also stands for peace.
You can draw apples as it is: whole, cut, its cross-section, or even bitten. Or you could even try one of the most common quotes for apples - “You are the Apple of my eye”.
Avocados are an Aztec symbol of love as they grow in pairs and their trees can live for hundreds of years. In Columbia, an ideal husband will even bring a pair of avocados to his wife to display his love for her. The avocado is also associated with a source of energy, health and beauty.
Avocados are often drawn in pairs due to their symbolism of love. You can even pair your avocado with wacky or cheesy puns. Here are some examples:
- Guac off!
- You are all I avo wanted/hoped for
Bananas are one of the wackiest fruits with many puns and jokes associated to it. Some apeel-ing lines you can draw alongside it are:
- I’m bananas for you
- I’m peeling in love
- Let’s never split
- You are apeel-ing
To bean or not to bean. No words can espresso how much you bean to us. Where have you bean all our lives? Thank you for bean you.
Calling someone a bean usually mean that they are small, fun and adorable. So if you want to express your love for your fun-sized human, you now know what you can call them!
Have you ever walked down the aisle in the grocery store, gazed at those little green trees that we call broccoli, and thought to yourself ‘What’s up with these?’.
Little did you know that broccolis are touted as one of the healthiest veggies because of their nutritional makeup. This superfood is loaded with fiber, antioxidants to fight cancer, and vitamin C to aid in iron absorption. What an amazing brocc-star. Brocc on!
P.S. We fancy this cute pair of matching Tees from this Honey/Brockie couple!
Have you heard of Murphy’s law? It is when something can go wrong, it will go wrong. How about Cole’s Law? It is:
Lettuce know if our suggestions have been helpful for you so far. After slicing up your cabbage for your coleslaw or hotpot and you’re left with the stem, why not use it to create rose-like patterns for your next artwork? We cabbn’t wait to see it when you’re done!
Because we carrot about you a lot and want only the best for you. Did you know that one medium-sized carrot will count as one serving of your daily veggie requirement? Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene and our bodies turn it into vitamin A which is important for good health, especially for your eyes.
And by the way, did you know that baby carrot isn’t exactly a baby? Baby carrots come from large carrots that have been trimmed into short, round-ended baby carrots. So do your part for the environment by avoiding baby carrots.
Fancy a pop of bright red cherries as toppings to your cake or cocktail? Cherries represent fertility, feminity and desire. The juice of a ripe cherry is both intensely flavoured and strongly coloured and is often compared to the first taste of love. Need some sweet witty ideas to impress your partner? Here are some ideas:
- I cherry-sh you
- You make me feel cherrific
We think that you’re amaizing, and really mean it! There’s many forms of corn that is commonly consumed. Fancy a movie snack or the luscious taste of candy corn instead of the original maize plant? Show it off in your painting!
Ah, nothing beats the soothing coolness of cucumber slices atop of your eyes after a long day of staring at the computer during work. Did you know that there can be a 20°C difference between the inside of a cucumber and the actual temperature outside? This is thought to be where the phrase “cool as a cucumber” came from.
Fun fact: Cats are often seen in funny prank videos to be scared of cucumbers, often leaping away quickly from fear. It is said that cucumbers reminds them of snakes which they are hard-wired to avoid.
The fresh durian fruit, is an infamous and healthy but divisive popular Southeast Asian snack. However, once you have tasted the stinky fruit, it is an experience you are not likely to forget. It has a unique appearance and an even more memorable smell. In Singapore, the durian is even explicitly banned from all modes of public transport due to its pungent smell!
Grapes are a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. They can be eaten fresh or they can be used for making wine, jam,raisin and more! Grapes symbolises charity, wrath and abundance. Wine, by extension, is said to represent faith because it derives from grapes.
Do you feel like you are simply inseparable from your loved ones? It can be said that you are two peas in a pod. Well, we sure do hope that you are hap-pea with the squeezy arrangement! If you’ve yet to find your missing peas, you can send a S-O-S to someone saying “Peas be mines!”
While many people think that peas are vegetables, they’re actually botanically fruit. Peas quickly lose their sweet taste after being harvested. This is why peas should be eaten quickly after their removal from the pods.
We ap-peach-iate you for reading almost half of our list so far and you’ve got a peach of our hearts. In China, the peach is a symbol of protection, longevity and good luck. If you want to draw a peachy character instead, we have the adorable iconic Apeach and Kobito Dukan for you to choose from!
Fancy that ma-la kick from red hot chilli pepper? Now you can flaunt your love for mala xiang guo by painting a spicy design of your very own! Don’t just tell of your love of the spicy dish, we challenge you to show your love for spice to us!
Aloha Amigo! The best refreshing tropical fruit that reminds you of the sweet summer beaches. Pineapples are international symbols of welcome and are a symbolic way of saying “you are perfect” when presented to someone. Gate posts and door frames often have pineapples to signal a welcome.
Potatoes are the fourth most important crop in the world, just behind corn, wheat and rice. They are made up of 80% water. According to Urban Dictionary, potatoes are considered the “food of the gods” which have been blessed to us.
It’s also a word used by some people to describe themself in a humorous way. So, what kind of potato are you?
If you think of the fall season, the fruit that you’ll be sure to think of are pumpkins! Did you know that pumpkins are usually orange, but can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red as well.
Pumpkins are popular decorations during Halloween. A carved pumpkin illuminated by candles is known as a ‘jack-o-lantern’. The tradition is believed to have come from Ireland, where they used to carve faces into turnips, beet and other root vegetables as part of the Gaelic festival of Samhain.
Kiwi be more than just friends? Because you hold the kiwi to our hearts.
Kiwis are jammed pack with juicy delicious nutrients such as Vitamin C, E and K and are completely fat-free. Kiwi is also the nickname for citizens from New Zealand.
Oopsie daisy lemon squeezy, lime falling in love with you.
This sun coloured fruit have been used to fight negative energies throughout the ages and is commonly related to happiness and optimism. Lemons are known as natural cleansers that have the ability to purify things and increase love. It also symbolises the human heart, love and light.
According to ancient Chinese culture, the lychee fruit is a mythological symbol of romance, beauty and good luck. Stories tell of Teng Pao, a 5th century Chinese emperor whose favorite concubine was very fond of lychee. The emperor would send runners over 800 miles to obtain the fruit from the southern regions of China where it is said the best lychee grew. With tireless devotion, the runners would return with bundles of the exquisite fruit, just for the emperor’s lover. Wow, do you love lychees as much as her?
“The king of the fruits,” mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities.
The mango tree plays a sacred role in India; it’s a symbol of love and some believe that they can even grant wishes. It is even believed that Buddha mediated under a mango tree!
This colourful summertime treat are called watermelons for a reason. They are 92% water, making them a perfect refresher for those hot summer days!
Even though it is usually in an elliptical shape, some clever farmers have been growing them in cubical shapes, and even hearts, pyramids and human faces!
We’ve so mush-room at our studio for you and your friends/family to head on over for an interesting art jamming sesh! Mushrooms can make you larger/smaller or decrease your health (in games)! Did you know that mushrooms are neither plants nor animals; they were reclassified in the 1960’s into the separate Kingdom of Fungi.
An olive tree can actually live to a ripe old age, with some trees living over a thousand years old. Olives cannot be eaten directly from the tree since they are extremely bitter and astringent. Harvested olives need to be processed with brine before they become edible.
Olive Olives, but I will send olive my love to you instead.
Oranges symbolises life, a new beginning, and prayers and wishes for good fortune, which is why they are so often given as gifts during Chinese New Year. In Cantonese, orange means gold. Orange you glad that you learnt so many new things today?
Strawberries are a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and red color.
And legend has it that if you break a double strawberry in half and share it with a member of the opposite sex, you will fall in love with each other. How romantic indeed!
Berry are often used in place of very in puns. Isn’t it berry exciting? We know, we love you berry much too!
Have anyone told you ‘I love you from ma head tomatoes’?
Despite what naysayers say, scientifically, the tomato is a fruit. It contains 94.5% water and has powerful medicinal properities.
If you’d like, you can also paint your favourite ketchup brand as technically, it’s made mostly of real tomatoes, right?
Before people carved jack-o-lanterns on Halloween, they carved turnips to frighten evil spirits away during the Celtic holiday Samhain. Turnips are from a different with radish but both of them can be categorised as root vegetables.
Now that’s we are done giving you veggie and fruit ideas, let’s Turnip the music and get started with painting already!