6 Lucky Fruits To Eat During Chinese New Year (Besides Oranges)

FOOD  |  January 31, 2018
  • Peaches
    1 / 6 Peaches

    According to Chinese symbolism, peaches are a sign of immortality. However, different parts of the peach can be different things. For example, peach blossoms are considered as lucky while the peach fruit itself refers to immortality and staying young. Peach trees are a symbols of longevity while peach petals symbolise love and happiness.

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  • Grapes
    2 / 6 Grapes

    Depending on the occasion, grapes can symbolise fertility or the abundance (of a certain thing). Much like the peach, different parts of apricots too symbolise different things. The apricot fruit is often used to represent female elegance and beauty as well.

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  • Pomegranates
    3 / 6 Pomegranates

    Just like grapes, pomegranates are also used as a symbol for fertility and abundance. Newly weds are often advised to display art or symbols of pomegranates at home to attract luck and fertility for their family.

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  • Apricots
    4 / 6 Apricots

    Because of their gorgeous colour, apricots are often used to symbolise wealth and gold.

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  • Apples
    5 / 6 Apples

    Apples are often used to symbolise luck and wealth because, back in the day, apples were considered a luxurious fruit. This is because, certain varieties of apples were only able to grow in parts of Korea and Japan which meant that China had to import these varieties in.

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  • Pineapples
    6 / 6 Pineapples

    Besides being used in cooking, pineapples can often symbolise luck and wealth. This is because the Hokkien word for pineapple, “ong lai”, sounds similar to “prosperity comes your way”.

    (Also Read: 7 Chinese New Year Snacks That Have More Calories Than A Bowl Of Rice)

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