•Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular kinds in China, Japan, and neighboring Asian countries, while Europeans and North Americans have historically favored the acidic, yellow-fleshed cultivars. In China, peach is a symbol of good luck, protection and longevity. •Donut peaches are a natural
HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS
•Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular kinds in China, Japan, and neighboring Asian countries, while Europeans and North Americans have historically favored the acidic, yellow-fleshed cultivars. In China, peach is a symbol of good luck, protection and longevity.
•Donut peaches are a natural mutant peach variety, not a human-engineered fruit. And not, alas, a cross between a donut and a peach. But they ARE delicious — firmer and more sweet and fragrant than most boring old spherical peaches. The lil flatties originated in China but have found enthusiastic fans worldwide in recent years.
•Pear trees can grow up to a whopping 60 feet tall and can be over 300 years old.
•Pears ripen from the inside out – and are the only fruit to do so.
•World’s most expensive pear is Buddha shaped pears $9.00 each. These pears look exactly like a Buddha statue, even down to the facial details. A mold was made by Chinese farmer Xianzhang Hao of the Hebei province.
•The name pomegranate derives from medieval Latin pōmum meaning “apple” and grānātum meaning “seeded.”
•One pomegranate can hold more than 1,400 seeds or 'arils'. Contrary to the Torah-based myth that every pomegranate has 613 seeds.
•Pomegranates are high in vitamin C, K, folate and fibre.
•Pumpkin seeds contain more protein than an equal amount of ground beef. Broccoli also has more protein per calorie than steak. Guess those vegetarians and vegans were on to something.
•Peppers are great even if most people use them as a spice rather than using them as a food. A little known fact about cayenne peppers is that they can promote the clotting of blood over wounds. According to experts, you can sprinkle some cayenne pepper into a wound where it will act as gauze. This will help stop the bleeding. Eating cayenne pepper can also help equalize blood pressure and promote clotting from the inside. That means it doesn’t matter if you eat it or literally put it on the wound, it will help it heal faster.
•In October 1995, NASA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison collaborated to help grow the first vegetable to be grown in space: potatoes.
•The shiniest living thing on Earth is an African fruit known as pollia condensate
•Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows papayas to market and sell.
•Consuming passion fruit might help with falling asleep and lowering anxiety levels.