The most delicious type of pomegranate comes from Iraq.

PAPAYA is the only fruit containing papain, a substance identical to digestive compounds produced by the pancreas. Papain is also used to clarify beer, bleach fabrics and tenderize meats. They are often called tree-melons.

India (70% of its fruit-growing area) produces 65% of the world's mango crop.

Watermelon is technically a berry, of which there are more than 50 varieties!

Olive trees can live for more than 1,500 years.

Figs were one of the fruit most often eaten by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Currant juice can be used to soothe sore throats and colds.

Soft dates contain saccharine, which is sometimes used as a sugar substitute for diabetics.

Pemmican is a Native American cake of dried meat flavored with dried currants.

Melons can grow to 40 pounds (18 kilograms) or more.

Vine fruits Grapes were grown by the ancient Egyptians more than 6,000 years ago.

Passion fruits were first grown in Brazil.

The first fruit culture book, written in 1056, was about lychee

Kiwi plants were first grown in China , were also known as Chinese gooseberries.

Berries Blackberry juice was used to dye cloth navy blue and indigo.

Round cherry pits were used to play games such as marbles.

Apple trees can grow up to 40 feet (12 meters) high.

Pear trees can grow to 60 feet (18 meters) and may be as old as 300 years.

Orange trees first grew in China.Oranges were taken to Europe by Arab traders more than 1,000 years ago.

A medium-sized orange contains the amount of vitamin C that a healthy adult should eat daily.

In 1493 Columbus found PINEAPPLE on the island of Guadaloupe and carried it back to Spain.Into the 1600s, the pineapple remained so uncommon and coveted a commodity that King Charles II of England posed for an official portrait in an act then symbolic of royal privilege -- receiving a pineapple as a gift. In 1892, Captain John Kidwell, an English horticulturist, was the first to can pineapple .

The name of “passion fruit” resulted from the diaries of early Spanish missionaries who recorded accounts of seeing the flowers during church holiday seasons, especially during the Lent and Easter holidays, reminding them of the passion of Christ

British sailors were given lime juice to keep them from getting a disease called scurvy (malnutrition illness caused by a lack of certain vitamins). British sailors were often called “Limeys” because of this.

Mango is one of the oldest fruits known in history.

People in the tropics have eaten bananas for thousands of years.

There are more than 100 varieties of bananas, some even have red skin.

Banana ash is used to make soap.

The name pine-apple was the original name for a pine cone (grows on pine trees). Because the fruit pineapple looked like a huge pine cone, it too was called a pine-apple.

Pineapples contain an enzyme that is used in blood tests.

Fibers in pineapple leaves are used to make rope and a cloth called pino.

Pineapples are related to rainforest plants called bromeliads.

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Romans called the Pomegranate the "apple of many seeds". The fruit's origin is the Middle East, and the Moors brought pomegranate to Spain where it became the national emblem.

Apricots were first grown in China more than 4,000 years ago.

Most raspberries are red, but some varieties are white, yellow, or black.

Raspberries may have been named after a 16th century French wine called raspis.
They used to be called hindberries.

The strawberry probably got its name originally from the Anglo-Saxon word streawberige, which means “spreading berry.”

A peach and nectarine are identical fruits, with one gene different - for smooth or fuzzy skin

Apples contain an antioxidant that fights cancer.There are over 1 million blossoms per acre in our high density apple orchards each spring fruit buds do not experience windchill on those bitterly cold days .

Trees that grow from the seeds of fruit will not be like their parents - grafting is required to keep the variety true to name .

Dwarf apple trees actually produce larger fruit than their semi-dwarf cousins

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

The unripe GOLDEN BERRY fruit is said to be poisonous for some people.

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