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 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.