17 Surprising Facts About Fruits You Probably Didn’t Know

You Will Be Surprised What Vitamin Guava Has. See #15.

1. An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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Apples come in shades of red, green and yellow, with 7500 varieties of Apple grown all over the world. An American eats 20 pounds of Apple in a year. Apples belong to the rose family and it takes an apple tree up to 8 year to start bearing fruit. Apple pips, contain a substance called amygdalin, which can release cyanide, a powerful poison, when it comes into contact with digestive enzymes.

2. Give me some Oranges and I’ll give you the world

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Florida produces the most Orange’s in the world. They belong to the berry family and contains a whole lot of fiber. Oranges can be used for aromatherapy, with a simple DIY. Cut the orange into half and eat the flesh, now pour some oil into the half’s, after putting in a wick made of thick thread. Set the wick on fire, and you have a aromatherapy candle diffuser from recycled peels.

3. A Pineapple Broke up with the Second Half of its Name

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A Pineapple is technically not an apple but belongs to the Berry family. A Pineapple plant produces only one fruit per year, but hybrid plants can produce multiple fruits. The Pineapple got its name because those who first discovered it thought its outer covering looked like pinecones but the inner flesh tasted like Apples.

4. Give me some Honey, Honeydew

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Honeydew was Napoleon’s favorite fruit, and is considered to be the a melon for people with a sweet tooth. The melon was introduced into America by Spanish missionaries in 1600’s.

5. Strawberries Shortcake

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Strawberries are flowing plants that are from the rose family, they got their name because they were first cultivated on straw. The seeds on a strawberry are tiny fruits that also have their own seeds, so technically, the strawberry isn’t the fruit of the plant, the seed is!

6. I love my Scoop of Cantaloupe

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There are two kinds of Cantaloupe, one has a net skin and the other has smooth skin. The fruit was first cultivated in India and Africa. It was introduced to America by Christopher Columbus.

7. Apricots make My Skin Glow Like the Moon

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Apricots are also high in beta-carotene . If you are looking to keep your skin and eyes healthy, eat your fill of Apricots.

8. Minions Love Their Banana

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Banana’s grow in clusters of at least fifty fruits to one hanging bunch. They are high in potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure and makes the cells, nervous and muscles of your body work perfectly.

9. You are the Cherry of My Eye

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Cherries and Apricots are friends because they both love to get stoned, inside the top layer of flesh. Cherry trees live for at least a hundred years and produce fruits in pairs. Doesn’t that make them the perfect Valentine’s Day fruit, strawberries should give way!

10. A Clementine is an Oranges Younger Sibling

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They are the smallest fruits in the tangerine family. Clementine’s are easily to eat because they often don’t contain seeds. These fruits have a large amount of Vitamin C.

11. Let’s go on a Date

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Dates are actually fruits of the date palm tree. Dates eaten raw are not very sweet, they have to be dried for the sweetness to come out. The fruits grown in Egypt are much sweeter than the fruits grown in America, and this is because of the soil and sun. Dates have the highest content of iron recorded in any fruit, this iron is easily digestible, which makes it a better option than consuming iron tablets, since iron from such tablets are artificially produced and it is difficult for the body to absorb such forms of iron.

12. My Elderberries are not Old

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Elderberries can grow with very little care. They aren’t tasty eaten raw, but can be made into lovely jams and preserves. There are some berries that look like elderberries, but should never be picked because all berries are not safe to eat and could be poisonous. They contain vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and lots of betacarotene.

13. Fig Off

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Figs can be eaten raw or dried, and have a lot of seeds within its soft flesh. Figs become sweeter when dried, like dates. Figs are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese and pantothenic acid.

14. Who Ate my Grapes?

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Grape become sultana’s when they are dried and can be yellow or black, depending on whether green grapes or purple grapes were used. They are high in, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, iron and folate.

15. Guava Jelly

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A green guava can contain flesh that is white or pink, depending on the variety. The guava fruit has beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C.

16. If a Kiwi bird ate a Kiwi, would it be Cannibalism?

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Kiwi fruits have flooded the markets in the last few years, the taste is very mild, similar to the a Dragon fruit, but the fleshy green speckled with black seeds is rather beautiful. They are so rich in Vitamin C, you won’t need to take your supplements for the day.

17. Mango Once, Mango Twice, Mango Thrice

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Mangoes are grown in hot climates and come in many varieties, each variety is distinguished by its own distinct taste, this includes even the mangoes that grow in the wild, which are more fibrous than the fleshy ones which are usually cultivated. They are rich in many vitamins, in particular Vitamin B6.

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