Fruits are filled with nutrients, vitamins, and fiber. Whether eaten raw, cooked, or as a smoothie ingredient, fruits are pretty amazing and fascinating.
Fruit is one of the best things we have but how much do you know about them?? The effect they have on us and the way they can affect our body? We’ve narrowed down some curious and fun facts about Fruits that may be new to you!
Nutrition-wise, kiwi fruits contain about as much potassium as bananas and a high amount of Vitamin C, more than oranges. It is also rich in Vitamins A and E, flavonoids and minerals. The kiwi fruit actually has twice the Vitamin E of an avocado, but has only 60% of the avocado's calories.
Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside. The average berry is adorned with some 200 of them. No wonder it only takes one bite to get seeds stuck in your teeth.
Cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allows them to float.
One of the pomegranate’s main attributes, aside from the fact that pomegranate juice is one of Oprah Winfrey’s favourite ingredients, is its exceptionally high levels of various antioxidants. These antioxidants help to slow the premature aging of cells and prevent cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 36 kilograms (80 pounds) in weight and up to 91 centimeters (36 inches) long and 50 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter. The exterior of the compound fruit is green or yellow when ripe. The interior consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, banana-flavored flesh.
The banana species is at risk of being eradicated. Although there are over 1,000 different varieties of bananas, the banana sold on market is the Cavendish Banana which is more resistant to a fungal disease. Due to a lack of genetic diversity, the entire species is at the risk.
Compared to coffee, apples can deliver a more healthy energy boost due to their high levels of Boron.
Pumpkin seeds have more protein than the same amount of ground beef.
Figs are one of the oldest fruits in the world.