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50 Amazing Facts that will surprise you About Fruits | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Most of the vitamin C in fruits is found in the skin.
  2. Apples, pears , cherries , almond & peaches  are actually part of the rose family.
  3. There are over 7000 different types of apples grown all over the world.
  4. The apple you’re eating might be a year old due to sophisticated cold storage.
  5. Apples are 25 percent air.
  6. Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee.
  7. An apple tree can produce up to 400 apples a year.
  8. The very first food eaten by a U.S astronaut in outer space was apple sauce.
  9. Avocado has more fat content than any other fruit and also the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
  10. Bananas are in danger of being completely wiped out by disease as it belongs to single variety called cavendish which is sterile and seedless. Most of other varieties of banana’s has been wiped out by fungal disease. Cavendish being resistant to it has survived so far.
  11. Banana peels can be used to purify water. They are also great for polishing items such as leather shoes and silver!
  12. The most widely eaten fruit in America is the banana.
  13. The fruit, synsepalum dulcificum, small red berry , contains a special protein that binds to your taste buds and produces sweet flavors when it comes into contact with acid. So if you eat something that’s really sour or spicy, it will end up tasting really sweet. It’s native to West Africa.
  14. The Australian billygoat plum contains 100 times more vitamin C than an orange.
  15. In the past blackberry juice was used to dye cloth navy blue and indigo.
  16. The bottle gourd grows in tropical areas all over the world and can actually be used as a real bottle, rather than eaten.
  17. Amazingly one-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 200 apples.
  18. Cherry farmers hire helicopter pilots to air dry their trees after it rains so that the cherries don’t split open.
  19. The liquid inside coconuts can be used as blood plasma substitute!
  20. Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by falling coconuts.
  21. The coconut is in fact the largest seed in the world.
  22. Cucumber skin is its most nutritious part.
  23. A cup of figs has as much calcium as a cup of milk.
  24. You can have real fruit salad trees . 7 different fruits have been grown in the same tree at the same time.
  25. Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit.
  26. Amazing fact is that Grapes explode when cooked in the microwave.
  27. Grapefruit can cause dangerous reactions with some medicines. It contains natural  furanocoumarins  that inhibit the gastric enzyme  and much more of a drug is absorbed from the gut.
  28. Jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world, growing to the hefty weight of 40 Kg.
  29. Kiwi contains twice as much Vitamin C as an orange.
  30. Oranges are not even in the top ten list of common foods when it comes to vitamin C levels.
  31. Lemons, Oranges, watermelons, and tomatoes are all berries.
  32. Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
  33. Surprisingly thin skinned lemons are the juiciest.
  34. Lemons can kill bacteria as they have high content of acid which makes them suitable for cleaning.
  35. Six ounces of orange juice contains the minimum daily requirement for vitamin C.
  36. Oranges contain antioxidants that help fight the free radicals that damage and age our skin.
  37. The juiciest, most delicious oranges in the world are grown in Florida.
  38. Amazing fact is that the color orange was named after the fruit and not the other way around!
  39. Fact is you can speed up the ripening of a pineapple by standing it upside down ( On the leafy end).
  40. Pollia condensata is a fruit and it’s the shiniest living thing in the world.
  41. Amazingly 99 % of pumpkins sold in USA are for the sole purpose of decoration.
  42. Strawberries and cashews are the only fruits that have their seeds on the outside unlike all other fruits which have their seeds inside. In fact the seeds on a strawberry are the actual fruit itself, not the red swelling part!
  43. An average strawberry has around 200 seeds.
  44. It takes about 7 strawberries to equal the amount of vitamin C in one orange.
  45. 4 tablespoons of ketchup has about the same amount of nutrition as a ripe tomato.
  46. The World’s Most Popular Fruit is the Tomato.
  47. Watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa.
  48. As per study, next day soreness after hard work or exercising can be greatly reduced by prior drinking of watermelon juice which is rich in amino acid.
  49. Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China. They have managed to grow square watermelons in Japan which stack better.
  50. Japanese Yubari cantaloupes are the most expensive fruit in the world; two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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