Interesting fruit facts

September 7, 2009 | In: Food facts

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

Apples contain an antioxidant that fights cancer .

The banana plant is in the same family as the lily and the orchid.

A medium-sized orange contains the amount of vitamin C that a healthy adult should eat daily.

Olive trees can live for more than 1,500 years.

Kiwis are packed full of cancer fighting Beta-Carotene and contain twice as much Vitamin C as an orange.

People who eat a lot of fruit need to consum less water.

Lemons are popular for cleaning because they are high in acid – which kills bacteria.

Grapes have grown wild since pre-historic times.

Pear wood is hard and can be used to make furniture.

There are more than 100 varieties of bananas, some even have red skin.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

100% percent fruit juice is a great way to get started every morning.

Kiwi fruit is said to promote respiratory health and ease wheezing and night coughing.

The largest fruits are giant pumpkins, specially grown and bred for their size. The largest ones can weigh over 1,000 pounds!

Growing giant pumpkins is a fine art, and there are many different ideas about how to do it best. Many growers keep their methods secret. Some use heating cables to protect against cold weather, or special fertilizers for maximum growth. Giant pumpkin vines are pampered and watched carefully.

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