– Passion fruits were first grown in Brazil.
– Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
– There are approximately 10,000 varieties of apples grown around the world.
– Kiwi fruit contains Actinide which can be used to tenderize meat.
– Kiwi fruit was originally known by its Chinese name Yang Tao (Sunny Peach).
– Strawberries have seeds on the outside.
– The Kiwi fruit is the national fruit of China.
– There are over 400 varieties of Kiwi fruit in China.
– If you warm a lemon before squeezing, it will yield much more juice.
– Mature lemon trees may produce between 1000 and 2000 fruits per year
– The average Strawberry has around 200 seeds.
– Pineapples were once very rare, thus the king of fruits.
– Pears may develop black specks if stored in a low-oxygen environment.
– Lemon and salt can be used to treat rust spots and to clean copper pots.
– Pineapples are not a single fruit but a cluster of up to 200 fruitlets.
– 25% of an apple volume is air. That’s why they float.
– Strawberries are a member of a rose family.
– California produces one billion pounds of strawberries each year.
– Over 60 million apples are grown worldwide annually.
– Leaving diluted lime juice in a teapot overnight will clean the brown stains.
– Research shows that eating apple reduces risk of many kinds of cancer.
– Most of the vitamin c in pears is found in the skin of the fruit.
– Watermelon is 92% water.
– In China, the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck.
– Add half a cup of lemon juice to your laundry to brighten whites.
– Kiwi fruit is also known as the Chinese gooseberry.
– The passion fruit flower is the national flower of Paraguay.
– The inside of a banana peel can be used to polish leather shoes.
– Japanese plums actually originated in China.
– Nectarines are just peaches without the fuzz.
– Limes are free of fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.
– More fresh Mangoes are eaten everyday than any other fruit in the world.
– The scientific name for the tree that chocolate comes from, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods”.
– A wide range of substances have been ground up and mixed with chocolate, including, in the pre-Columbia era, possible dinosaur fossils.
– Chocolate was consumed as a liquid, not a solid, for 90% of its history.
– During the Revolutionary War, soldiers were sometimes paid in chocolate.
– The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie, Ruth Wakefield, sold her cookie recipe to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
– There is a rare fourth kind of chocolate in addition to the classic milk, dark, and white varieties: blond chocolate.
– The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry.
– The chocolate industry is worth approximately $110 billion per year.
– In 1947 hundreds of Canadian kids went on strike and boycotted chocolate after the price of a chocolate bar jumped from 5 to 8 cents.
– The largest chocolate bar ever weighed just over 12,770 pounds.
– Chocolate milk is an effective post-workout recovery drink.
– German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany. It’s named after its inventor, Sam German.
– A 2004 study in London found that 70% of people would reveal their passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar.
– White chocolate technically isn’t chocolate, but you probably already knew that.
– Americans buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate on Valentine’s Day every year, making up 5% of sales for the entire year.
– The Brussels Airport is the biggest chocolate seller in the world, as vendors that sell more than 800 tons of chocolate every year.
– There is a little caffeine in chocolate. Most bars have about 10 milligrams of caffeine in them, but darker chocolates can have as much caffeine as a can of Coca.
– Over 80% of world’s fresh water is locked up in snow or ice.
– 10 inches of snow equals one inch of liquid rain.
– Every snowflake has 6 sides.
– Scientists think that there are five different shapes of snow crystals. A long needle shape, hollow column, thin and flat, six-pointed stars and intricate dendrites.
– The largest snowflake ever recorded was 38 cm in diameter.
– Believe it or not, snow is actually transparent. Snow appears white because the crystals act as prisms, breaking up the light of the sun into entire spectrum of colour.
– If you live in a place where your soil is red, snow is pink. The red dust blows into clouds discolouring the snow.
– Every snowflake is made up of from 2 to about 200 separate crystals. The shape that a snow crystal will take depends on the temperature at which it was formed.
– Trees and plants stop growing in winter.
– A single snowstorm can fall 39 million ton of snow, carring energy equivalent to 120 atom bombs!
– Pink snow (watermelon snow) is common in mountains and has a sweet smell and taste.
– Most of the damage done by winter storms is not by snow, but from the weight of the ice.
– Chionophobia is a fear of snow. One of the largest components to chionophobia fear is the idea of becoming snow bound.
– An average snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water.
– Champagne snow has such extremely low moisture content that you can’t even make a snowball with it.
– Snow is technically a mineral, like iron and salt.
– Most snow crystals, the prettier ones, are very wide but very thin.