Here are 13 Interesting Facts About Fruits.
Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that are fused to the central stalk.
Synsepalum dulcificum, also known as “Miracle Fruit” if consumed makes sour foods taste sweet. In the 1970’s, an attempt was made to commercialize this fruit for this very purpose, but failed. There are accusations that the sugar industry sabotaged their research to prevent loss of business.
Before the English speaking world was exposed to the fruit, the color orange was referred to as “geoluhread” which is the old English term for red-yellow.
The biggest cashew tree in the world covers an area of about 80,000 square feet and produces over 60,000 fruits each year. The tree gets its size from two genetic issues, which allow branches to grow outwards instead of upwards, taking new roots when touching the ground.
Potatoes, eggplants and tomatoes are all in the nightshades family. They are all poisonous except for the part we actually eat.
Pollia condensata or marble berry is the world’s shiniest living thing.
Avocados contain more fat than any other fruit or vegetable on earth. Also, their trees secretes an enzyme that prevent the fruit from ever ripening on the tree, allowing farmers to use the trees as storage house for up to seven months after they reach full maturity. This is the reason avocados are always in season.
People who are allergic to latex are likely to also be allergic to kiwi fruit and mango.
In fact, in 1893, the Supreme Court ruled that the tomato must be considered a vegetable, even though, botanically, it is a fruit.
There is an “Edible Park” in Asheville, North Carolina. It has over 40 different varieties fruit and nut trees that the public is allowed to go and pick fresh fruits from.
There are so many kind of apples, that if you ate a new one every day, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
Mosquitos usually drink fruit juice or nectar and only suck blood when they’re pregnant.
A woman in California believed “crunch berries” in Cap’n crunch were actual fruit for years, and attempted to sue PepsiCo when she found out they weren’t. The judge dismissed it as “common sense” knowledge.