Chew On This!

Food.

It tastes great (well…most of it does). It keeps us healthy (well…some of it does), and if we didn’t have it, we would starve (that’s a fact).

But did you know there are some super-cool facts about foods we eat most often?

Check these out!

A bunch of bananas is called a hand. (so don’t say “hand” me a banana or you may get a bunch).

Cucumbers are 96% water and cabbage is 91% water.

Cherries are a member of the rose family – not sure what a “rose” pie would taste like…

There are 10,000 varieties of apples. Apples also contain 25% air. That’s why they float!

Did you know the avocado has the highest protein content of all the fruits? Forget the steak, pass me the avocado!

Broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange. Remember that the next time you catch a animated-broccoli-image-0016 cold!

Honey is the only edible food that never goes bad.

Despite their name, Peanuts are not nuts, they’re legumes.

When ripe, cranberries will bounce like a rubber ball – but not the cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving…it just splats!

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Rotten eggs float in water, while fresh ones sink.

Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are not technically berries at all.

The eggplant is a fruit that is classified as a berry.

There is more sugar in a lemon, than in a strawberry.

Now that you know some fun facts about food, be a Smarty Pants and share what you’ve learned here today with your friends and family.

 

 

 

 

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