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Fun Food Facts


Our THINK COLOR... as you Eat! activity book is packed with fun facts about food and we will be sharing some of them here very shortly.

Did you know that apples are Mother Nature's toothbrushes? Pack an apple in your lunch and eat it last to clean your teeth!

Two pounds of apples makes one 9-inch pie.

The banana plant is not a tree, but is actually the world's largest herb plant.

Bunches of bananas are called 'hands.'

Bananas are one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat and one of the most convenient.

Blueberries contain anthocyanin which is good for your eyesight.

Blueberries are the second most popular berry in the U.S. Do you know what is the most popular berry?

Over 200 million pounds of blueberries are grown every year in North America. So... you better eat your share.

Blueberries are very popular. 1,500 new products containing blueberries were introduces in 2005.

Native American tribes of the Northwest harvested the blueberry since very early times. They called it a "star berry" because of the five-pointed blossom at the end of each berry.

Cranberries are not really always in water. Cranberry fields are flooded only to protect the berries from freezing if it gets very cold and to float them when they are ripe to make it easier to harvest.

Corn always has an even number of ears.

Eating carrots is good for your vision.

The only vegetable that is never frozen, canned, dried, cooked, processed or sold in any way but fresh is... lettuce.

Add lemon juice to any juice to make it taste really fresh.

You can speed up the ripening of a pineapple by standing it upside down (on the leafy end).

Ancient Egyptians thought onions kept evil spirits away. When they took an oath (made a promise), they placed their hand on an onion.

Apples float in water because they are 25% air.

The average strawberry has around 200 seeds.

Janet Harris holds the world record for eating peas. In 1986, 7175 peas were consumed one by one in 60 minutes using chopsticks.

The expression 'you are a real peach' started from the tradition of giving a peach to a friend.

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