25 Sweet Facts About Fruits That You Never Knew

Posted by , Updated on April 15, 2016

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Fruits just make life better. They are usually sweet, refreshing, and tasty. But what exactly is a fruit? Tomatoes are fruits. So are cucumbers and avocados. But you don’t typically consider them to fall in that category. As it turns out, scientifically speaking, a fruit is simply the part of a plant or tree that contains seeds. So, if it has seeds, it’s a fruit. But then what is a vegetable? Well, “vegetable” is actually not a scientific term at all. It’s a culinary term. This means that a proper scientist would divide the parts of a plant into fruits, roots, stalk, leaves, etc. while your grandma would most likely divide the plant into fruits and vegetables (the fruits being the sweet part and the vegetables being everything else). So, now you know all about fruits and vegetables and you can impress your friends with your new found knowledge. But get ready to learn a lot more. Because if you come from the west, there are probably hundreds, if not thousands of very tasty fruits that you have never heard of. Today we’re going to dive into a world of tasty goodness with 25 sweet facts about fruits that you never knew.


25

Apples, peaches, and raspberries are all members of the rose family

Apples, peaches, and raspberries are all members of the rose familySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
24

Oranges actually have less vitamin C than many other fruits including guava, lychee, kiwi, strawberries, and pineapples

Oranges actually have less vitamin C than many other fruits including guava, lychee, kiwi, strawberries, and pineapplesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
23

Coffee beans are actually not beans. They are fruit pits

Coffee beans are actually not beansSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

Grapes explode if you put them in the microwave

Grapes explode if you put them in the microwaveSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
21

The tomato is the world's most popular fruit

The tomato is the world's most popular fruitSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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