What Are Some Interesting Facts About Fruit?


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An interesting fruit fact is that squash, pumpkins, eggplant and olives are fruits. The tomato is also a fruit, but the U.S. Supreme Court legally classified it as a vegetable in 1893. Plums, peaches and pears are members of the rose family.

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Bananas are technically herbs, and the bananas sold in today's grocery stores are clones from a single banana plant in Southeast Asia. Some fruits, such as apples, apricots, peaches and cassava roots, contain small amounts of a toxin known as cyanide. Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that can destroy the taste buds, and apples provide more energy than coffee.

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