33 Fun and Fruity Facts You Might Not Know About Fruit

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1. Bananas are naturally radioactive

2. Nearly all commercial bananas are clones of one another

3. Over 100 billion bananas are consumed annually making the banana the 4th most popular agricultural product


4. Grapes are botanically classed as berries

5. The production of wine from grapes started as early as 5,000 BC

6. The grape industry produces on average 72 million tonnes a year


7. A grapefruit is 75% water

8. Grapefruits contain lycopene which among other things, helps the body to fight cancer

9. Grapefruit can greatly improve the body’s metabolic rate


10. Strawberries are not actually classed as berries

    11. Belgium has its own museum dedicated to strawberries

    12.Strawberries are the only fruits to wear their seeds on the outside


    13. Kiwis were originally called Chinese gooseberries

    14. Eating two or three kiwis a day can help to fight heart disease

    15. The kiwi fruit got its name from the New Zealand kiwi bird


    16. The US state of Michigan has over 35,000 acres of tart cherry trees

    17. Cherries technically belong to the rose family

    18. The average cherry pie is made out of 250 cherries. This means that you could theoretically make 28 cherry pies out of one cherry tree


    19. A watermelon is 91% water

    20. The watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable

    21. In Ancient Egypt it was customary to keep watermelons in the burial tombs of kings


    22. Peaches are good for digestion

    23. Peaches are considered to be an aphrodisiac

    24. China is one of the biggest producers of peaches in the world


    25. People have been known to use raspberries to clean their teeth

    26. There are over 200 species of raspberry

    27. Unlike most other fruits, unripe raspberries do not continue ripen after they are picked


    28. Pears were used as a natural remedy against nausea in Ancient Greece

    29. There are over 3000 varieties of pear grown across the world

    30. Towns with an abundance of pears will often have the word ‘perry’ in the title


    31. Blueberries protect from memory loss3

    32. Many blueberry flavoured foods do not contain actual blueberries.

    33. Blueberries are often referred to as a “superfood”, as they are a source of vitamins, beneficial plant compounds and anti-oxidants