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GoGo Fruitbaskets 46 Fruity Facts

There are over 200 different known species of raspberries but only 2 species are grown on a large scale.”

The first varieties of citrus were bitter and not edible!!

There is more fibre in an orange than in most other fruits and veggies!

Peaches were once known as Persian apples.

In China the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck.

Nectarines are just peaches without the fuzz!

Did you know strawberries are not really a fruit or a berry but the enlarged receptacle of the flower?

Apples float in water because they are 25% air.

Tomatoes are a fruit not a vegetable. Tomatoes are the most popular fruits in the world.

Pumpkins and avocados are fruits not a vegetable.

Banana is not a fruit in reality, it is a herb

Bilberries are supposed to help improve night time vision.

Unlike bananas grapes can no longer ripen once picked.

A durian is one of the world's biggest fruit with a strong smell !

An apple is a very refreshing tonic for oily skin. It makes an excellent remedy for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammation

Eating fresh figs during pregnancy helps you suffer from prolonged labour and weakness after childbirth.

A study reveals avocados are the world's most nutritious fruit

Research says eating grapefruit in the morning , helps to lose an average of 3.6 pounds. It also protects from diabetes.

Many years ago explorers used watermelons to carry water on long expeditions.

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

A strawberry is not an actual berry, but a banana is.

Pineapples contain an enzyme that is used in blood tests. Fibres in pineapple leaves are used to make rope and a cloth called pino.

Kiwis were once known as Chinese gooseberries.

Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee. The Natural sugar in an apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee.

A half-cup of figs has as much calcium as a half-cup of milk.

Blackberry juice was used to dye cloth navy blue and indigo.

Eggplants are actually fruits, and classified botanically as berries.

Strawberries are the only fruit which grows seeds on the outside.

Red fruits help keep your heart strong.

Orange fruits help keep your eyes healthy.

Blue and purple fruits help you memory.

A half-cup of figs has as much calcium as a half-cup of milk.

Chinese medical practitioners use mango to treat dysentery.

Mangoes have been used as a type of contraceptive.

Cherries are a member of the Rose family.

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

Pear is a fruit that ripens from the inside out.

Navel oranges are named that because of the belly-button formation opposite the stem end. The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be.

Pears are an ideal weight loss food, 98% of their energy is from carbohydrates, which contain half the calories of fat.

Plums are related to cherries and are members of the rose family.

Mangoes belong to the same family as the cashew and the pistachio nut.

Because bananas are easy to digest and are very nutritious they are the first fruit offered to babies

An apple tree can produce up to 400 apples a year.

Mangoes are the most favourite and number no 1 fruit in the world.

Lemons can kill bacteria-as they have a high content of acid which makes them suitable for cleaning.

Lime oil is useful to cool fevers. It can also stimulate and refresh a tired mind and helps with depression