TIL the USDA has a legal definition for fruit salad. To be marketed as fruit salad, a product must contain 30-50 percent diced peaches, 25-45 percent diced pears, 6-16 percent diced pineapple, 6-20 percent whole grapes, and 2-6 percrnt cherry halves. (You may need to scroll down)

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_salad?wprov=sfti1

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  1. Funny, where I am from it usually consist of apples, honeydew and cantaloupe, watermelon, grapes, strawberries, and sometimes blueberries or pineapple.

  2. I reckon 2-6% of cherry halves is way more than we’d get in the UK. Whenever mum opened a tin, we’d fight over the sole cherry.

    (whistful… probably 30+ years since I ate a tinned fruit salad)

  3. Thank God for them. I once ordered some fruit salad and it had only 4% whole grapes, but over 50% pears–and the pears were chunks, nor really diced. I wish it was April already so I could pay my taxes again. Keep up the important work, guys. I don’t know where’d we be if fruit salad had apples instead or pears or cantaloupe instead of peaches.

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