Sweet fruits are fruits that ripen abruptly on the outside of the fruit or vegetables they ripened on. The word sweet fruits can also refer to melons and berries, which aren't eaten whole and don't have a tough skin. Common sweet fruits include mangoes, grapes, pears and apples. Sweet fruit baskets and desserts are very popular today, with many local and online businesses offering special sweet fruit arrangements. Some of these sweet fruits are more popular in some regions than in others, with Australia being one of the world's biggest suppliers of sweet fruits. Although sweet fruits are usually eaten as an energy food with a lot of fibre, research has suggested that eating them regularly can be beneficial for your health. How to Find Sweet Fruits Grapes, plums and cranberries are all classed as sweet fruits although it is the pears which are the most popular, with over 80% of sales in the U.K. Pears are classified as having a sweet taste, thanks to the sugars contained within their skin. Pears are packed with vitamin C and have been proven to help fight off certain types of cancer. They are also a source of protein and contain no fat. In sweet fruit baskets, blueberries are often combined with other seasonal fruits to provide a sustained supply of vitamins and antioxidants throughout the year. It is thought that blueberries may have healing properties, so many people eat the fruit as a hot dessert rather than the traditional drink of tea. Both black and green teas are thought to have antioxidant qualities and may help to benefit those who consume them regularly. Although it is not clear whether blueberries have any positive effect on diabetes sufferers, they appear to have a beneficial effect on people who are overweight or suffer from kidney disease. Sweet fruits are packed full of antioxidants and can therefore help to fight a number of diseases including coronary heart disease, high cholesterol and cancer.