Sunday, 16 March 2008

Fruit salad


Allegedly mosquitoes are particularly attracted to people who have recently eaten banana.

Apples are ranked No. 1 in antioxidant activity compared with 40 other commercially available fruits and vegetables.

Peaches were once known as Persian apples.

On average, there are 200 seeds in a strawberry.

Eating fruit helps guard us from cataracts and macular degeneration, which is the major cause of vision loss in people over the age of 65.

In China the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck.

One quarter of an apple's volume is air. That is why they float for Bob Apple.

Banana plants are the largest plants on earth without a woody stem. They are actually giant herbs of the same family as lilies, orchids and palms.

Blueberries won't ripen once they are picked.

Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.

Blueberries are becoming more popular than ever—over 1500 new products containing blueberries were introduced in USA last year.

The same chemicals that give tart cherries their color may relieve pain better than aspirin and ibuprofen in humans. Eating about 20 tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain.

7500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.

Nectarines are just peaches without the fuzz.

Women used to rub strawberries on their breasts in the belief that hey made them bigger – the breasts not the strawberries.

In 2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most involving people slipping on skins.

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