Did you know? Interesting food facts

  • Apple is made up of 25% air, which is why they float. Apples are a great source of fibre and vitamin C. Apples can help prevent cancer, heart disease, asthma and type II diabetes.

  • The world’s largest ever pumpkin weighed over 379kg – imagine that, about the same weight as 8 or 10 of your friends! Pumpkins are high in carotene and will protect against vision loss, heart disease, and cancer. Pumpkins are also a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamins C & E and iron.

  • Carrots contain carotene, which is converted by the body into vitamin A. The Vitamin A in carrots helps eye health and the growth and repair of body tissue. Carrots are more nutritious when eaten cooked rather than raw.

  • Strawberries are the only fruit which has its seeds on its outer skin. An average strawberry has around 200 seeds and are high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and potassium.

  • Peas are loaded with nutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and carbohydrates. Peas also help maintain bone health.

  • Bananas are the most frequently consumed fruit among top athletes – it provides an instant boost of energy and contains magnesium which helps build bone strength. Bananas also have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

  • A watermelon contains 92% water. Many years ago explorers used watermelons to carry water on long expeditions.

  • Potatoes have most of the nutrients just below the skin layer and are rich in potassium and vitamin C. Potato is also the most popular vegetable in the world.

  • There are thousands of different tomato varieties. Tomatoes are a power packed source of disease protection, rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C and fiber. Fresh tomatoes contain more vitamin C than canned or cooked.

  • Celery requires more calories to eat and digest than it contains. Celery is a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C.

  • Kiwi fruits have as much vitamin C in them as oranges.

  • The biggest fruit to grow on a tree is the jackfruit, which is found in tropical countries. They can weigh over 30kg.

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