FACTS ABOUT FRUITS
Strawberries are actually flowering plants that belong to the rose family.
When strawberry’s first became commercial products the plants were cultivated in straw. Many think that’s where they got their name.
Strawberries are not really berries at all. They are the enlarged receptacle of a flower.
A pineapple is not an “apple” it is actually a berry.
Each pineapple plant only produces just one pineapple per year.
The name “pineapple” came from European explorers who thought the fruit looked like a pinecone with flesh like an apple.
Oranges are the largest citrus crop in the world.
There is more fiber in an orange than in most other fruits and veggies.
Technically the orange is a berry called hesperidium, indicating that the fruit has sections and grows on evergreen trees.
Contrary to what most of us think, this fruit was not named for its color. Instead, the word orange comes from a transliteration of the Sanskrit naranga. Which comes from the Tamil naru. Which means “fragrant.”
Apples are a member of the rose family of plants along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
Apples come in all shades of reds, greens and yellows.
The science of apple growing is called pomology.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no mention of an apple as the forbidden fruit in the Bible. It is referred to as “fruit from the Tree of Knowledge” with no specification as to which kind of fruit. It was Hugo Van Der Goes who first implicated the apple as the forbidden fruit in his 1470 A.D. painting, The Fall of Man. After that, it became popular to depict the apple as the forbidden fruit.
To whiten teeth naturally, rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for about two minutes every night. If you gargle with salt water, this will heighten the effect. Expect results in about two weeks. It works because of the effect of the potassium, magnesium, and manganese in the banana peel.
The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”
Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons.