Sunday, March 09, 2008

Interview with a fruitarian - 6 - Cappi

Cappi is Fruitbat Anne's son.. being raised on a fruit diet. He's nearly 4, and agreed to be interviewed. Hope you enjoy it!
(* voir aussi la même interview en français *)


CappiHi Cappi!
Thanks for letting me interview you!
So you are one of the few fortunate children out there who get real food to eat. What do you think about being raised on fruit??


It's good and it feels nice

Have you ever eaten anything at all, that wasn't a fruit? If so, what did you think of it, and how did you feel after eating it?

No.

Now I know you eat some nuts at times too, do you think they are as good a food as fruit, or do you prefer fruit?

Prefer fruit.

What's your favourite fruit and when was the last time you ate some?

Durian, yesterday.

Cappi feeding the cat

What is it you like most about them?


Because it is so yummy.

What's the funniest looking fruit you've ever seen?

Spiky faced Durian.

Cappi sitting on a jack fruitAre there any fruits that you don't like?

I can't think of one.

Do you eat meals like other kids do (at fixed times) or do you just eat whenever you are hungry?

Just when I'm hungry.

Do you eat fruit salads, or just one fruit at a time?

Just one fruit at a time.

What do you think when you see other kids eating ice-creams or lollies, sweets, candies and stuff? Do you sometimes feel you want to eat those things too??

No.

What about bread and stuff like that, does any of that appeal to you?

No.

Do you ever get sick, or catch colds?

No. I have had a runny nose but not a bad cold.

What kind of things do you enjoy doing?

Playing , singing, dancing, drawing , painting and going to the beach.

Do you enjoy climbing trees and eating the fruit directly from the tree?

Yes.

Can you tell me about a time when you did that?

I went up a Mulberry tree, and I pick fruit from low branches on trees. I picked a Papaya from my garden.

Do you have any friends that enjoy fruit as much as you do?

No.

Cappi in his gocart

Have you any dreams or ideas about what you might want to do when you are older?

I think I want to be a helicopter dancer pilot.

Do you think you will continue eating just fruit, or do you think you might eat other things too??

I think I will just eat fruit.

How many people have you met that eat fruit like you and your mum?

Jamshed, Mango and Kveta.

Do you like fresh fruit juices too? If so, what's your favourite juice?

Yes, Orange juice.

What fruit have you got growing in the garden?

Blueberries, Papaya, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelons, Passionfruit, Mangoes and Bananas and some baby fruit trees that do not have fruit on them.

What kind of places do you like to visit the most? (beach/forest/fruit tree orchard/river/city/whatever?)

The beach best, I like going to Brisbane, to Maleny on the bus and going to places on the train and I like going to the rainforest at the Big Pineapple.

Finally, do you have anything you'ld like to say as words of encouragement to those wanting to start off on a fruit diet?

Yummy fruit!!!!.



Thanks Cappi!! I look forward to seeing you again whenever that may be!

Hugs,
Mango.

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16 comments:

tanawana said...

By far one of the most enjoyable raw interviews I ever read :O)

Mango said...

Hi tanawana,
glad you enjoyed it!
regards,
mango.

Kiwi said...

beautiful young child. fruitie cutie. ♥

Harmony said...

Aww, very sweet! Great interview! :D

pelagus said...

what a wonderful interview!! Great to get it from the kid directly! Bravo :)

Sarah said...

I loved reading this! :)

Pete Rahon said...

wow very early to train him to be fruitarian. Like any other food I think liking of food could be made by training. Like here in Korea at an early age kids are thought to eat kimchi so it becomes an acquired taste for them to look for kimchi each time they eat.

Neo said...

It was really a lovely interview :o) Thanks Mango og Cappi :o)))

TheWay said...

How cute! How refreshing to hear an interview with a child who enjoys eating healthy. I'm American and I'm sure you all know the kind of diet most children eat here. =/

Thanks for posting the interview.

Mango said...

Pete,

I think the difference is that children don't need to be taught to love fruit, liking fruit is instinctive and natural, and doesn't require learning.. We automatically find it appealing.. whereas any cooked meals, or spiced and fermented foods, like kimchi, are more of an acquired taste, that doesn't indeed require getting used to.. Of course, children get hooked on all kinds of food, world wide..

By the time they are big enough to really protest, they are already addicted..

Fruit is natural the way nature presents and intends for it to be, and physiologically, it is the perfect food for us..

TO everyone else,
glad you enjoyed reading cappi's perspective on things.. i'm sure hell be pleased to hear that too..

Hugs,
Mango.

Azura Skye said...

that was fantastic! I loved that and I'm smiling all over now hehe!

Thanks Anne, Cappi and Mango!

cherrybombpie said...

It's refreshing to see a kid fruitarian. he looks happy, loving and totally in love with fruit.

Fruitarian Mango said...

Azura Skye,
thanks for your comment, glad the interview made you smile!
Cherrybompie,
yep.. cappi is certainly healthy, happy, and knows his fruit!! I often wonder how many any other totally fruit fruitarian children there are out there?

hugs for all,
mango.

eLLySaSteR said...

very beautiful interview...is there a video record of it? it would be pretty to see the child answering :)

Fruitarian Mango said...

sorry ellysaster, :( no video..

eLLySaSteR said...

eheh doesn't matter it "would" be nice but it's a beautiful interview anyway :) thanks!