A fruit is the fleshy part of the plant that contains a seed or seeds. It is eaten as food. The fleshy part is often covered by a peel. In some fruits, the peel can be eaten while in some it cannot be eaten. Nutritionally, fruits are an important source of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates like sugar and fibre. They are low in calories and their juices are a good source of water. Different fruits contain different vitamins, so it is important to eat a variety of fruits.