27 AMAZING FACT OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Pineapples are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Many of the antioxidants in pineapple are bound, so they may have longer lasting effects.
Fruit’s good for you! It has fiber and other nutrients you need. But it also has natural sugar, and some have more than others. For example, one mango has a whopping 45 grams of sugar — not your best choice if you’re trying to watch your weight or how much sugar you eat. Maybe enjoy a couple of slices and save the rest for later.
A cup of these has about 23 grams sugar. That’s a lot for something that’s so easy to pop in your mouth. You might eat them more slowly if you slice them in half and freeze them. They’ll be waiting for you as a refreshing summer treat that takes a bit longer to eat.
They’re sweet, and they have the sugar to show for it: A cup of them has 18 grams. If you fill up a large bowl with them, you can lose track of how many you eat. Measure your snack beforehand so you know exactly how much sugar you’ll get.
Bell Peppers Are Fruits
Surprised? Scientists define fruit as the part of a plant that develops from a flower and has seeds. So that means bell peppers — along with squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins — are fruits. It’s up to you whether or not to include any of those items in your next fruit salad.
A true berry is a fruit that develops from a single flower and a single ovary. The ovary is the female part of a flower. That means grapes, kiwis, and even bananas are berries. Think about that the next time you peel into a banana.
It May Be Best to Steam Broccoli
If you’re trying to cut your cholesterol, steam your broccoli — that helps it lower your levels more. Raw broccoli has cancer-fighting compounds, though. In a part-by-part breakdown, the florets have a few more nutrients than the stalks. And the leaves, which most people throw out, have some nutrients not found in either the stem or the florets.
Avocados Are Fruits
Avocados have seeds, so that makes them fruits. They have a lot of fat, but it’s the good kind that lowers cholesterol. The creamy fruit also helps your body absorb nutrients in other produce, like tomatoes. So toss some diced tomatoes into your next batch of guacamole.
Potatoes Top Bananas in Potassium
Tomatoes Are Fruits and Veggies
Tomatoes are fruits. But, according to law, they’re vegetables. Here’s the juicy backstory: In the 1800s, New York’s port taxed veggies, but not fruits. An importer wanting to cut costs went to court saying their tomatoes were fruits. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that, in “common language,” produce often served with meats or fish is a vegetable. So, the man had to pay tomato tax.
Figs Match Milk in Calcium
Trying to get more calcium? Instead of pouring another glass of milk, you could reach for the fruit bowl. Figs are high in calcium. A cup of dried ones has as much calcium as the same amount of milk. And unlike the cool drink, figs are also a great source of fiber. But don’t overdo it. They pack a lot of sugar and calories.
Blackberries Aren’t Really Berries
Don’t let their names fool you. In the plant world, blackberries, raspberries, and even strawberries aren’t berries at all, but clumps of tiny individual fruits that grew together. Even by other names, they’d still taste as sweet, though.
Kiwis Beat Oranges in Vitamin C
Ounce for ounce, kiwis pack the biggest nutritional punch of any fruit in your produce aisle. They have twice the vitamin C of an orange, and they’re another high-potassium, low-salt alternative to bananas. They’re packed with other vitamins, minerals, and heart-healthy nutrients, too.
Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. As you take a bite of one, do you notice a sweet smell? Apples, pears, cherries, and plums are just some of the fruits that come from the same family tree as the rose. Try using dried apple slices to make a sweet-smelling potpourri.
Tiny Carrots Aren’t Really ‘Babies’
Those cute little bagged carrots in the grocery store aren’t baby veggies. They’re cut from full-grown varieties that are sweeter and thinner than traditional carrots. When they turn a bit white, they’re just drying out. But if they’re slimy, it’s time to throw them out. Aside from being convenient, they’re vitamin-rich like full-size varieties.
Apples float in water because they are 25% air.
Blue and purple fruits help your memory.
Strawberries and cashews are the only fruits that have their seeds on the outside unlike all other fruits which have their seeds inside
There are over 7000 different types of apples grown all over the world.
Lemons can kill bacteria-as they have high content of acid which makes them suitable for cleaning.
Dried fruits contain more calories than fresh fruits. Since drying process takes out water and volume.
Eating fresh figs during pregnancy helps from prolonged labor and weakness after childbirth.
Eggplants are actually fruits, and classified botanically as berries.
A watermelon contains 92% water. About six percent of a watermelon is sugar. Many people like to eat watermelon in the summer because the fruit is cool and refreshing.
A cucumber is a fruit not a vegetable.
Red fruits help keep your heart strong.
Orange fruits help keep your eyes healthy.