Fruits are a delicious way to get a healthy dose of nutrients. They contain essential vitamins and minerals and they're also high in fiber. They can reduce inflammation, promote heart health, aid weight loss, and even prevent cancer--no wonder they've been nicknamed "nature's candy."
Here are 10 fun facts about your favorite fruits!
#1 - Apples, peaches, and raspberries are all members of the rose family.
#2 - Pumpkins and avocados are fruits, not a vegetable.
#3 - Apples float in water because they are 25% air
#4 - A half-cup of figs has as much calcium as a half-cup of milk.
#5 - Green fruits help make your bones and teeth strong.
#6 - Not all oranges are in fact orange
#7 - Apples give you more energy than coffee
#8 - Each pineapple plant only produces one pineapple per year
#9 - Bananas have a natural antacid effect on the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
#10 - A strawberry isn’t an actual berry, but a banana is!