I'm actually allergic to all raw fruit and vegetables, so I can relate to your story! (and like you, I ate pretty poorly growing up because I was such a picky eater.) I remember one of the first times I started baking/cooking, I'd go to the grocery store and had no idea what some of the fruit looked like, or how to pick a ripe one. The other day I was making my boyfriend banana pancakes, and I had no idea how to peel a banana--I hadn't tried to eat one in over 15 years! I'm very excited for your adventure into fruit, I wish my allergies allowed me to make healthier choices.