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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.


NPR identifies the jackfruit as the largest tree fruit in the world. Jackfruits can weigh up to 100 pounds, and Wikipedia notes that they can grow to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. Four-foot jackfruits have been seen in India.


The mango is the most commonly eaten fruit around the world. While Americans are most familiar with apples, oranges, and bananas, over 2,000 different types of mangoes are consumed throughout the world. Mangoes are eaten in countless different ways, including in juices,...


It is believed that the healthiest fruit today is the aronia berry. The berries contain a extremely high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins that are useful in detoxifying the body.


Date fruits are products of the date palm tree, and are commonly known as one of the sweetest fruits. They come in different varieties and can be eaten both fresh and dry.


The most frequently consumed fruit in the world is the mango. Despite still being considered an exotic fruit in the United States, more mangoes are consumed annually than any other fruit in the world.


All dried fruits are nutritious and healthier than snacks such as candy, potato chips, snack cakes and cookies. Dried fruits preserved in their natural states are the healthiest to consume. Dried fruits containing chemical preservatives and additives are less healthy th...