Health MATTERS – fun facts about fruits & vegetables

The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are well known but here are some fun facts:kiwi3

kiwi2The only fruit that has its seeds on the outer skin is the strawberry.

The only vegetable that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any form other than fresh is lettuce.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

Tomatoes are a fruit.

Bananas, mangoes, peaches, and avocados are pollinated by bats.

Corn always has an even amount of ears.

A pineapple isn’t a single fruit – it’s a group of berries that have fused together.

Kiwi is neither a fruit nor a vegetable. kiwi1 It’s a flightless bird native to New Zealand.  New Zealanders also like to refer to themselves as “kiwis”, but they find it irritating when we refer to “kiwifruit” as just “kiwi”.



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