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Fruity Facts

 Click on the fruits below to find out some interesting facts about your favourite fruits! 

Strawberry

  1. Strawberries are the only fruit to wear their seeds on the outside – it’s like a little spotty jacket!
  2. There is a museum in Belgium just for strawberries.

Raspberry

  1. Raspberries might be small but they’re definitely mighty – they contain more vitamin C than oranges!
  2. Ruby red raspberries are the most common type on our supermarket shelves, but raspberries can actually be black, purple or even gold in colour.

Apple

  1. There are over 7,000 different varieties of apples! We want to know who counted them all!
  2. Apple trees can take up to five years to produce their first fruit. Good job they’re worth the wait!

Blackcurrant

  1. British blackcurrants are called “superfruits” because of their incredible health benefits. Power at your fingertips!
  2. Blackcurrants are popular in jams, jellies, syrups and squash. All the best stuff of course as they’re in our fruit sticks too!

Blueberry

  1. Blueberries were originally called star berries because of the pretty five-point, star-shaped blossoms of the plant they grow on.
  2. Because they don’t need peeling or deseeding, blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to eat on the go.

Banana

  1. You can use the inside of a banana skin to clean and polish leather shoes.
  2. We’re not monkeying around – humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas!

Apricot

  1. Apricots taste sweet because they contain three different sugars, which is enough to give you bags full of energy.
  2. Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps you to see in the dark. Somebody tell the rabbits!

Orange

  1. Orange trees can live for a whopping 50 years as long as they’re kept in the right conditions.
  2. It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of orange juice.

Cherry

  1. The average cherry tree produces enough cherries to make 28 cherry pies! Mmmm!
  2. Turkey produces more cherries than any other country in the world.

Pineapple

  1. It’s quality over quantity when it comes to pineapples – each plant only produces one pineapple each growing season.
  2. Pineapples got their name because of their resemblance to the pine cone.

Peach

  1. In China, the peach is a symbol of good luck.
  2. Peaches are said to help calm an upset tummy.

Grape

  1. In the olden days, people would squish grapes with their feet to turn them into wine.
  2. In China, grapes were turned into wine and then mixed with snakes, frogs and other animals to try and cure illnesses. Yuck!

Pear

  1. Pears ripen faster if they’re placed next to bananas in a fruit bowl – they’re a match made in heaven!
  2. Pears were considered to be a “gift from the gods” in ancient Greece.

Plum

  1. Dried plums are called prunes – you could even end up looking like one if you spend too long in the bath!
  2. Plum trees are grown on every continent around the world except Antarctica – it’s a bit too chilly for them there!