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.
Apples, peaches and raspberries are a family of pink.
In the oranges actually contained less vitamin C than many other fruits, such as guava, lychee, kiwi, strawberry and pineapple.
Coffee beans are actually not beans. This fruit pits.
If the grapes are warmed in the microwave, it explodes.
Tomato - is the most popular fruit in the world.
Grapefruit interacts with some medications can be fatal.
In fact, cucumber - a fruit.
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".
The greatest fruit grow on the palms of the Seychelles Coco De Mer: they can weigh almost 42 kilos.
pomology - the science of horticulture.
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.
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.
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).
Ok, enough terminology. Did you know that tomato genes more than a man?
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.
Some Japanese farmers grow square watermelons.
All the world is grown over 7,000 different varieties of apples.
of human DNA by 50% with the DNA of a banana.
Pineapples and bananas are actually berries.
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.
When harvested, the fruit is not dying. They continue to respond to the environment afterwards.
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.
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.
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.
Bananas slightly radioactive.