11 Feb

Amazing Fruit Facts

By: MishalHumayun, Rawalpindi

  1. In the U.S., the apples sold at stores can be up to a year old
  2. In the U.S., the apples sold at stores can be up to a year old.
  3. A strawberry isn’t an actual berry, but a banana is.
  4. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  5. Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family.
  6. Oranges are not even in the top ten lists of common foods when it comes to vitamin C levels.
  7. The World’s Most Popular Fruit is the TOMATO.
  8. Coffee beans aren’t beans. They are fruit pits.
  9. Bananas are slightly radioactive.
  10. Drinking grapefruit while taking medication can cause instant overdose and death.
  11. Square Watermelons are grown by Japanese farmers for easier stack and store.
  12. That banana you’re eating is actually an herb.
  13. Tomatoes are botanically a fruit, but ‘legally’ named a vegetable in the US
  14. Common vegetables are actually classed as fruit
  15. The white layer in the Pomegranate is very useful for cancer patient.
  16. Most commercial fruits are clones.
  17. Not all oranges are orange
  18. Japanese Yubari cantaloupes are the most expensive fruit in the world; two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.
  19. Cherry farmers hire helicopter pilots to air-dry their trees after it rains so that the cherries don’t split open.
  20. Bananas get artificially ripened (after being shipped) to one of seven “shades” of ripeness.
  21. Bananas, as we know them, are in danger of being completely wiped out by disease
  22. Cranberries do BOUNCE.
  23. One pomegranate can hold more than 1,000 seeds.
  24. A strawberry isn’t technically a berry, or even a fruit.
  25. Cranberries don’t actually grow underwater.
  26. Donut peaches are a natural mutant peach variety, not a human-engineered fruit.
  27. The clone tree armies are grown by grafting.
  28. S. raisin farmers aren’t allowed to sell all the raisins they grow; they must contribute to a “national raisin reserve” if supply exceeds demand.
  29. Blueberries wont ripen once they are picked
  30. Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable
  31. Peaches were once known as Persian apples
  32. Peach is a symbol of good luck in China
  33. There is a museum dedicated to strawberries in Belgium
  34. Strawberries are rich in potassium, Vitamin C and antioxidants
  35. Brazil produces the largest amount of oranges and grapefruits in the world
  36. If you plant a single seed from an orange, you will probably get more than one plant growing from it
  37. Citrus is the most widely grown crop in the world
  38. Cantaloupe is the most popular melon in the United States
  39. Napoleon and Pope John Paul II both considered Honeydew melons their favorite fruit
  40. A pineapple is not an “apple” it is actually a berry.
  41. 7500 varieties of apples are grown around the world.
  42. Every American eats 19.6 pounds of apples every year.
  43. The science of apple growing is called pomology.
  44. The peels of oranges contain essential oils that are used aromatherapy, cleaning products, and cooking
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