10 Fact’s about Fruits and Vegetables That You Didn’t Know

Not only is June the official month of summer, but it is also the National Fruits and Vegetable Month! With this being said, SuperFit Foods wanted to present 10 mind-blowing things about fruits and vegetables we are convinced you didn’t know:

Cantaloupe:

Could you imagine spending $11,750 on a single melon? That’s just about how much you will have to throw down if you are looking to purchase a Japanese Yubari cantaloupe, the most expensive fruit in the world.

Banana:

Due to their delicate and perishable tendencies, bananas are tricked into ripening before they go to market. Distribution facilities use very precise storage technology to artificially ripen these popular fruits.

Cranberries:

If cranberries are your go-to fruit, then this fact may catch your attention. If you want to know if you’re consuming a “quality” cranberry, simply bounce it – the higher the bounce, the better.

Blueberries:

Did you know it is possible to increase your brain health by simply eating blueberries? The antioxidants in blueberries are proven to regulate the essential functions of the brain, improve memory, and protect the brain from stress.

Strawberry:

Despite its name, a strawberry is actually not a berry (in the botanical sense). In short, in order to categorize as a berry, the fruit has to have seeds on the inside; as you well know, strawberry seeds are on the outside.

Cucumber:

Legend has it that cucumbers are a natural ink eraser. It is said that if you are writing with a pen and make a mistake, you can use the outside of the vegetable to erase your writing.

Tomato:

The argument as to whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable has been going on for decades. Botanically tomatoes are a fruit, but due to a government decision in the late 1800s, they are legally considered a vegetable.

Potato:

In 1996, several potato plants were taken into space on the Columbia space shuttle where they soon became the first food to be grown in space.

Collard Greens

If you’re looking for a natural way to detox your body, collard greens are the way to go. Due to their sulfur-containing compounds, these greens are one of the most natural ways to cleanse your liver of toxins.

Carrots:

During World War II, the British Royal Air Force was convinced that carrots were the key to their pilots’ success, not radar technology. The idea that carrots make humans see better in the dark was later debunked.

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