30 Amazing facts about fruits

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Embark on a juicy journey through the colorful world of fruits! Here are 30 fun and fascinating facts that highlight the diversity, flavors, and nutritional benefits of these delicious gifts from nature:

  1. Apples float in water because they are made up of 25% air.

  2. Bananas are berries, but strawberries are not. Botanically, berries have seeds inside, like bananas.

  3. The world's most popular fruit is the mango, enjoyed for its sweetness and versatility.

  4. Tomatoes are fruits, not vegetables, as they develop from the ovary of a flower and contain seeds.

  5. Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a type of cactus fruit that comes in various colors, including red, yellow, and white.

  6. The world's heaviest fruit is the jackfruit, which can weigh up to 80 pounds (36 kilograms).

  7. Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable, belonging to the cucumber and pumpkin family.

  8. Strawberries have an average of 200 seeds on their outer surface.

  9. The world's most expensive fruit is the Japanese Yubari cantaloupe, which can sell for hundreds of dollars.

  10. The durian is known as the "king of fruits" but is banned in many hotels and public transportation due to its strong odor.

  11. Kiwis contain more vitamin C than oranges, and they are also a good source of fiber and potassium.

  12. The pomegranate is a symbol of fertility in many cultures and contains hundreds of edible seeds.

  13. Oranges are not always orange; their color depends on climate conditions and ripeness.

  14. Avocado is a fruit, and it is unique for being high in healthy monounsaturated fats.

  15. Grapes can be turned into raisins by drying them in the sun or a food dehydrator.

  16. The world's smallest fruit is the size of a small ant and belongs to a type of duckweed called Wolffia.

  17. Guava is rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.

  18. Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America and were traditionally used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes.

  19. Papayas contain an enzyme called papain, which aids in digestion and can be used as a meat tenderizer.

  20. Cherries are a member of the rose family, and there are over 1,000 different varieties.

  21. Pineapples are a composite fruit made up of individual berries fused together.

  22. The world's rarest fruit is the ackee, native to West Africa but also grown in Jamaica.

  23. Cranberries bounce when ripe, earning them the nickname "bouncing berries."

  24. Figs are inverted flowers, and their unique structure makes them a good source of dietary fiber.

  25. Apricots are a rich source of vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin and vision.

  26. The word "plum" originally referred to any kind of fruit, and it later became specific to a particular type of stone fruit.

  27. Berries, such as raspberries and blackberries, are not true berries botanically, while bananas and tomatoes are.

  28. Coconuts are technically classified as a fruit, a nut, and a seed, making them versatile in the culinary world.

  29. The olive is a fruit, and olive trees can live for centuries, with some being over a thousand years old.

  30. Passion fruit gets its name from the resemblance of its flower to the Crown of Thorns and the crucifixion of Christ.

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