Although it is not known exactly how many types of fruits exist in the world, the answer numbers in the thousands. Agriculturalists constantly cultivate new varieties of fruits; for instance, at least 1,600 varieties of bananas exist as of 2014.Continue Reading
Fruits are components of flowering plants that come from the plants' ovaries and other tissues. The purpose of fruits is to disperse the seeds of the plant. Some fruits are edible and have thrived as they moved with humans and animals, providing nutrition for people and seed dispersal for plants. Fruits make up a significant portion of global agricultural production. Commonly eaten fruits in the United States include apples, citrus, bananas, berries, pears, grapes and plums.
As of 2014, seedlessness is an important trait for many fruits that are significant to global trade. Seedless fruits include bananas, pineapples, some oranges and grapefruits, some grapes, and some varieties of watermelon. Many fruits are made into marmalades and jams. Some are also used in processed foods including cookies, cakes and ice cream. A significant amount of fruit is used to make beverages, including fruit juices and wine.
The total number of plant species in the world is estimated at 270,000. Approximately 1,000 to 2,000 species of plants are edible by humans. About 100 to 200 species of plants play an important role in world commerce, and about 15 species provide the majority of food crops. These include soybeans, peanuts, rice, wheat and bananas.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Some different types of fruits include avocados, chayotes, tomatillos and rambutans. Avocados are the fruit of a tree that grows in warm climates. Indeed, the avocado is specifically a berry, even though it is often used as a vegetable.Full Answer >
The many types of lemons grown and consumed around the world include Armstrong, Avon, Berna, Eureka, Genoa, Harvey, Lisbon and Meyer. Some types of lemon, such as Meyer, Ponderosa and Rough lemons, grow in the United States and enjoy widespread popularity and consumption. Lemons vary in size, and derive from lemon trees, which range from 10-20 feet tall.Full Answer >
According to The Children's Butterfly Site, there are approximately 12,000 to 15,000 species of butterflies in the world, and scientists believe there are thousands of species that have not yet been found. According to The Butterfly Website, the most common butterfly is the Cabbage White while the rarest butterfly is the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing, which is found only in the rain forest of New Guinea.Full Answer >
India contains thousands of different animals and almost half of the world's aquatic species; the nation is home to tigers, camels, elephants, deer, wolves, monkeys, crocodiles, bison and many other forms of animal life. The mountain range that runs along India's western coastline contains species that are not found anywhere else in the world and, at its southernmost tip, provides a home for 140 different mammals and 175 amphibians.Full Answer >