Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Some uncommon interesting facts about common fruits, veggies

Snehal Mathias | August 25, 2016 1:16 am Print
How well do you know your fruits and vegetables? Read on...

Do you know whether tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Or which vegetable can surpass beefsteak in its protein content? Here is a list of fruits and vegetables with their interesting facts…


Believe it or not, bananas are slightly radioactive. Not only that, humans share 50 per cent of their DNA with bananas. In reality, banana is not a fruit but a herb. In the 1950s, these showed resistance to a fungal disease called the Panama Disease.


Pineapple was made popular all over world by Europeans who named it thus as the fruit looks like a pinecone with pulp similar to that of an apple. Just like strawberries and blueberries, pineapples are actually berries. Pineapple can spoil your taste or mess your taste buds for the rest of the day until your mouth heals itself. It is advised to refrigerate a freshly cut pineapple before eating.


A pomegranate can contain more than 1,000 seeds, whereas as average strawberry contains over 200 seeds.


Cranberries actually don’t grow under water and strawberry is neither a berry nor a fruit. Bilberries are supposed to help in improving night-time vision. Lychee seeds are very poisonous and should not be eaten.

Vegetables or fruits?

Pumpkins and avocados are fruits and not vegetables. But, tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits. Tomatoes are literally the most popular fruit in the world.


These actually float in water because they are filled with 25 per cent air. Apples have over 7,000 varieties and are grown all over the world. After the plant is planted, an apple tree can bear fruits for 8 to 10 years.


This healthy vegetable has more protein than steak. Pumpkin seeds also have more protein than ground beef.


Grapefruit can invite dangerous reaction if you are under medication. Scientists say it can lead to serious health issues like an increase in heart rhythm, known as torsade de pointes, that can cause death.

Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias, an enthusiastic food lover and a traveler. Writes for entertainment, food, travel, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle.