7 Facts About Everyday Foods You Probably Didn’t Know

Fruits and vegetables are important to maintain your health and stamina. But, there is more to your favorite dishes than you realize. Here are some facts about your food you did not know before.

A tomato, a fruit, or a vegetable? Tomatoes are technically fruits, but they are always cooked with vegetables in the kitchen, so they fit either category. Check out some more unbelievable information about these common foods.

Strawberry Is Not A Berry

Contrary to popular belief, strawberries are not a kind of berry.The strawberry is an aggregation fruit because it develops in flowers with much more than one ovary. Blackberries & raspberries are not berries since berries don’t have their seed on the outside of the fruit. Actual berries include bananas, kiwis, and cucumbers, among many others.

The Bounce Test Is Required For All Fresh Cranberries

When fresh and solid, a cranberry will bounce because of the tiny air pockets inside. Farmers may sometimes jump their cranberries to check their quality. Cranberries that are too ripe are thrown away because they lose their bounce when exposed to air.

Tree-Ripened Avocados Are Not Edible

It will take a very long time for the green avocado on your bush to mature. Like peaches, plums, and tomatoes, avocados are climacteric fruits that continue to grow even after being plucked. However, unlike these other fruits, avocados do not begin ripening until they are removed from their stems. Avocados have a shelf life of up to 8 months when left on the tree.

The Iron Content Of Spinach Is Not Exceptional

You may already know that spinach, Popeye’s go-to meal in the 1920s comics, is an excellent source of iron. However, it does not contain quite as much iron as its reputation would have you believe. There’s a myth circulating that in 1870 spinach’s iron content was overstated from 3.5% to 35.5% because of a dropped decimal point.

Vitamin C Content Of One Cup Fresh Kale Is Higher Than That Of One Orange

You might reach for the orange juice in your fridge when you need a vitamin C boost to help you fight illness. On the other hand, one bowl of kale has more Vitamin C than a whole orange. Furthermore, kale is an excellent vitamin A, vitamin K, and calcium source.

Corn Is A Grass Relative

The grass family includes corn, wheat, oats, and rice. These plants are classified as grains because they reach heights beyond the grass. Corn is technically a grain, although many argue it belongs in the vegetable group.

Garlic Is One Of The Super Foods

Garlic is widely recognized as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Just two percent of your daily vitamin B6 needs to be met in just one bulb of garlic, but it does include 0.2 grams of protein. In addition, allicin gives garlic its signature flavor, which also has health benefits like reducing cholesterol and blood pressure. So it’s no surprise that ancient humans used garlic as a medication.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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