Interesting and Unknown Facts About Fruits ~ Kwentology

Fruits are a favourite food item for people all around the world. Here are some interesting and useful facts about fruits:
  • The highest calories in any fruit are found in Avocados.
  • Banana belongs to the same family as orchid and Lilies.
  • Olive trees can survive for over 1500 years.
  • Kiwis are full of beta carotene that fights cancer and have double the Vitamin C than an orange.
  • Lemons are full of acid, so they are good for cleaning.
  • Pear wood can be used to make furniture.
  • Grapes have a tendency to explode when cooked in microwave.
  • Largest fruit in the world are pumpkins.
  • There are 200 varieties of raspberry, but only 2 varieties are grown on a large scale.
  • Blueberries are related to Azaleas and Camellias. They have more antioxidants than most fruits.
  • Citrus is the number one crop grown in the world and Brazil leads the pack.
  • Most cranberries are eaten during Christmas and Thanksgiving.
  • Strawberry is not a berry or fruit, but the flower’s big receptacle.
  • Honeydew melon was the favourite fruit of Napoleon and Pope John Paul 2.
  • A pineapple is a berry and not an apple.
  • Each plant of pineapple produces only a single fruit every year.
  • For a pineapple to reach a full size, it takes from 20 months to 2 years.
  • The largest crop of citrus in the world is oranges.
  • An orange contains more fibre than other vegetables and fruits.
  • It takes 8 to 10 years for an apple tree to bear fruits.
  • Apples belong to the Rose family like peaches, cherries and plums.
  • Not all oranges have orange colour.
  • Most fruits in the commercial market are clones. Clones are raised through grafting.
  • The costliest fruit on the planet are Yubari cantaloupes from Japan.
  • Artificial ripening of bananas is done to approximate to seven shades.
  • Most banana crops in the world are in danger of being wiped out due to the threat of a fungal disease called as Tropical Race Four.
  • Mangoes are the most loved fruit in the world. Even Orangutans love them.
  • Since they are 25% air, apples float in water.
  • Pumpkins, avocados, and tomatoes are fruits and not vegetables.
  • Bananas are rich in antacids, so they are good to treat heartburn.
  • There are 200 seeds in an average strawberry.
  • More Vitamin C is found in dark green vegetables and not in light green vegetables.
  • Cockroaches are repelled using Osage Oranges.
  • A single apple tree can in a year bear 400 apples.
  • In ancient times, explorers carried water in watermelon containers for long distances.
  • Cashews and strawberries are only fruits that carry seeds on the outside.
  • Oranges have anti-aging properties.
  • A diet rich in fruits and vegetables slows down chances of heart disease and cancer.
  • Grapes once picked will not ripen, unlike Bananas.
  • The ripening of pineapples can be speeded up by keeping them upside down.
  • Cabbage and watermelon have high water content.
  • To cool fevers, lime oil can be utilized.
  • Consuming figs during pregnancy can alleviate prolonged labour and weakness.
  • Pineapple contains an element used for blood tests.

When you consider fresh fruit delivery to a friend or family member, you can choose from fruits like oranges, bananas, grapefruit, cantaloupes, strawberries, pineapple, apples etc., now that you know unusual facts and secret benefits from these fruits.

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Ajay Chauhan works with Express Gift Service mainly deals with online shopping services and gives tips for consumers who want to buy all types of fruit gift baskets at discounted prices for minimizing expenditure.

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