We love Fruit and Veg!! So we have put together 9 fun facts about fruit and veg to share with you as we head into the last week of home school for this half term! See how many off these facts you already know!
1.Tomatoes are a fruit.
And they are the most popular fruit in the whole world!
2.Strawberries are technically not a berry.
Weird but true!
Berries by definition have their seeds on the inside, whilst strawberries hold their 200 seeds on the outside.
3.A pomegranate can hold up to 1000 seeds!
Whilst they are larger than a strawberry, an average sized pomegranate can contain anywhere between 600-1400 seeds.
4.Potatoes were the first vegetable to be grown in space.
In October 1995, NASA and a university in the US collaborated to help grow the first ever veggie in space – a potato!
5.Not all oranges are orange.
In subtropical regions, like Brazil, where they grow some types of oranges, the temperature isn’t cold enough for the skin to turn orange.
This means the orange could stay green or yellow, even when it’s ripe!
6.Cranberries can bounce.
When they’re ripe, they bounce! Give it a go yourself…
7.The part of broccoli that you eat is actually flowers which haven’t opened yet.
And it’s also part of the cabbage family.
8.Pumpkins and cucumber are also classed as a fruit, not a vegetable!
Not to mention olives, avocado, aubergine and pepper; which are all also fruits!
9.Durian is the smelliest fruit in the world.
The fruit grows on the Durio tree and grows in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Apparently it smells of rotten eggs, sweaty socks or even garbage.
Fancy trying that one?
Our greengrocers stock over 50 baskets of fresh fruit and veg. Find out more information here.