Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

• Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Fruits make our lives better. They are sweet, refreshing and delicious. But what is the fruit? Tomatoes - a fruit. Cucumber and avocado too. But usually we do not treat them in this category. As it turns out, speaking the language of science, the fruit - it's part of a tree or shrub that contains seeds. That is, if he has the seeds, it is a fruit. Then what is a vegetable?

A "vegetable" - this is not a scientific term. This culinary term. This means that a real scientist would divide the parts of the plant for fruit, roots, stems, leaves, and so on, while your grandmother is likely to split to plant fruits and vegetables (the fruit would be all sweet and vegetables - all the rest).

So now you know all about fruit and vegetables and you can impress your friends with your knowledge. But be prepared to learn a lot more! Because in nature there are probably hundreds if not thousands of very tasty fruits of which you've never heard of.

Today we delve into the world of goodies with 25 facts about the sweet fruit that you do not know.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Apples, peaches and raspberries are a family of pink.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

In the oranges actually contained less vitamin C than many other fruits, such as guava, lychee, kiwi, strawberry and pineapple.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Coffee beans are actually not beans. This fruit pits.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

If the grapes are warmed in the microwave, it explodes.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Tomato - is the most popular fruit in the world.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Grapefruit interacts with some medications can be fatal.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

In fact, cucumber - a fruit.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Orange was named after the orange ( "orange"), and not vice versa. Prior to that, such a color in Old English called "geoluread", which means "yellow-red".

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

The greatest fruit grow on the palms of the Seychelles Coco De Mer: they can weigh almost 42 kilos.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

pomology - the science of horticulture.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

So you already know that tomatoes and cucumbers - it's fruit, but did you know that from a scientific point of view, beans, avocado, sunflower seeds, leaves of lettuce and broccoli buds - too? This is because the fruit - it's part of the plant, formed from the ovary of the flower and contains seeds. The remaining parts of the plant are considered vegetables.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Then why do we call many fruits vegetables? Because a culinary point of view is considered to be all sweet fruits (as a whole), and vegetables - everything else.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Of course, this rule does not always work, so sometimes unsweetened fruits, such as tomatoes, are marked as vegetables, because such a method of dividing the ingredients is more practical (but less accurate).

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Ok, enough terminology. Did you know that tomato genes more than a man?

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

There are trees called "fruit salad" ( "fruit salad tree"), which can grow from 3 to 7 different fruits ... at one and the same tree. This has been achieved thanks to the grafting of two or more plants that grow and function as one.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Some Japanese farmers grow square watermelons.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

All the world is grown over 7,000 different varieties of apples.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

of human DNA by 50% with the DNA of a banana.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Pineapples and bananas are actually berries.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Again, let's talk about the terminology. In everyday parlance berries are usually small, round and juicy. However, scientifically berries - the fruits grown from pistil ovary, wherein the outer layer of the wall of the ovary develops into an edible, fleshy part.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

When harvested, the fruit is not dying. They continue to respond to the environment afterwards.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

After you eat wonderful berries (or Puteriyu sweetish), acidic foods will seem sweet (at least for a few hours). And all because in these berries, according to studies, contains protein miraculin, which "off" receptors responsible for the perception of sourness.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Not all oranges are orange. If the weather is not cool enough, the chlorophyll in the peel of the fruit is not destroyed, and the fruit remains green.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

You probably do not really care about the scientific definition of berries, right? But so you can amaze your friends, let us say that, in addition to bananas and pineapples, berries are more grapes, eggplants and cucumbers.

Sweet facts about fruit that you do not know

Bananas slightly radioactive.