List of 12 Lucky Round Fruits to Prepare for New Year

Fruits refer to the produce of angiosperms and fruit trees that humans and animals consume as food. Lucky Fruits refer to round-shaped Fruits that believers put on their dining table in the New Year to attract luck, prosperity, longevity, and good health for the coming year.

The reason Filipinos put round fruits on their dining table is because they believe that these fruits bring prosperity, money, good health, abundance, and luck in the new year. Each of the twelve fruits represents the months of the year.

If you think about it, the preparation is somewhat tedious. It includes planning, running errands, and actual cooking of food. But it’s a small sacrifice considering it is for the prosperity of the coming year. The round fruits vary because some fruits are difficult to get in the usual wet market so if you have extra time, go to the supermarket to buy what is lacking.

Now, I know that it’s hard to just go to the market without knowing the list of round fruits to buy. So I have here the list of circular-shaped fruits which you can also use as a reference.

Just some tips, if you buy lots of fruits, make sure that you can consume them within their shelf life. Otherwise, it will go to waste. That’s sad because the fruits on the list are not cheap. If you think you can’t consume them within the expiry date, then it’s better to share the fruits with your relatives and neighbors.

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Here’s the List of 12+ Lucky Round Fruits for the New Year

These fruits are in no particular order. Also, it depends on availability and season. Since this is the case, just get the round fruits available in the market near you.

1. Lychee

Lychee is a fruit that represents good fortune and happiness. The usual color of Lychee is red.

Lychee’s shelf life depends on how you store it. Approximately, Lychee can last for 5 to 7 days if kept in the fridge, while it will only last two to three days at room temperature.

2. Banana

The usual color of Banana is yellow. This fruit is an exception to the “round fruit,” so it’s up to you if you will include it on your list. Banana usually comes in a bunch or “piling ng saging” though you can also buy per piece. This fruit is usually eaten when ripe. A cluster of bananas symbolizes unity and its yellow color signifies happiness.

A ripe banana can last for a maximum of 7 days if you store it in the refrigerator. It will last roughly two to three days if kept at room temperature.

3. Grapes

Grapes are fruits that signify luxury, wealth, and prosperity. The usual colors of grapes are red/crimson, light green, and purple.

The grapes’ shelf life is 7 to 14 days in the fridge. At room temperature, it will last only for 1 day.

4. Watermelon

Watermelon’s uncountable seeds signify abundance. Watermelon is usually oblong and round. Its red-colored flesh represents prosperity and wealth.

This juicy fruit can last for 2 to 3 weeks inside the refrigerator. The latter however will only last for a maximum of 10 days if kept in the counter or at room temperature.

5. Lemon

The most common shape of lemon is oblong or spherical. Lemon’s citrus smell drives away bad vibes.

The shelf life of an uncut lemon can last for up to 4 weeks maximum in the fridge. At room temperature, it will last only for 7 days.

6. Pomelo

Pomelo is a fruit believed by many to attract prosperity. Its pink pulp signifies good health. Pomelo is considered to be the largest of the citrus fruit. You can eat the pomelo fruit by removing its thick outer covering until you see the actual fruit. Separate each segment and peel its membrane. Afterward, eat the pulp. You can also eat the membrane if you can tolerate its somewhat bitter taste.

At room temperature, Pomelo can last for 7 days, and 14 days if stored in the fridge. You should eat pomelo at once if the membrane is already removed.

7. Apple

Apple is a fruit that brings harmony to our home. Apples are common in green and red color. Choose which one is available to you.

You can keep apples in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks, and up to 7 days on the table at room temperature.

8. Avocado

Avocado is considered a superfood because it is jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. There are more reasons to love Avocado. Aside from its health benefits, its color which is generally purple and green signifies prosperity.

Ripe avocados can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator and 3 days at room temperature.

9. Orange

The round shape of the Orange represents money. Orange is the most common fruit that we put on the table every new year. The reason is it’s readily available in the supermarket.

This fruit when ripe can last an average of 10 days if you keep it at room temperature. But if you want it to last longer for at least 2 weeks store it in the fridge. Cut or peeled oranges can last within the day.

10. Pineapple

Pineapple has many round-shaped eyes called scales which signify coins, money, or wealth. According to Feng Shui expert, the fruit’s name in Chinese is “Ong-Lai or fortune cone in English.

The shelf life of Pineapples is a maximum of 2 days on the countertop. In the refrigerator, it can last for up to 5 days.

11. Pomegranate

Pomegranate signifies happiness and attracts luck, and because it is jam-packed with juicy seeds, it is also believed to enhance fertility.

Pomegranite’s shelf life is the longest. At normal temperatures, it can last up to 2 weeks. In the fridge, whole fruit can last up to 2 months.

12. Peach

Peach is a fruit that signifies good health and longevity. If you want to wish your family members to have good health and long life, then you should include this fruit on your list.

Peaches’ shelf life is just three to four days at normal temperature and up to 7 days if kept in the fridge.

There you have it guys, you can use the 12 round fruits on the list as your reference whenever you want to attract good luck, prosperity, wealth, and a long life every new year.

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