#1. A strawberry isn’t actually a berry, but a BANANA is!
Not to get too technical, but technically berries are classified as an “aggregate fruit” which means they form from a flower with one ovary. A strawberry, however, comes from a flower with multiple ovaries. So based off of “science,” a strawberry is not a berry.
But… details, right?
#2. Grapes EXPLODE when you put them in the microwave
We definitely do not recommend that you try this at home. Your microwave will probably never be the same.
#3. Apples, peaches, and raspberries are all members of the rose family.
So next time you want to pamper your love, forget flowers and get them some fresh fruit to show you’re devotion instead!
#4. The world’s most popular fruit is the tomato.
Our only thought on this is: since when?
#5. The coffee beans that create your favorite morning drink aren’t really beans, they’re fruit pits.
So… coffee = a serving of fruit, right??
#6. Watermelons don’t have to be spheres. They can be grown as SQUARES and Japan does this for easier stacking and storage.
Yet another Japanese trend that America needs to catch onto.
#7. POMOLOGY is the study of fruits.
Maybe in ten years, we’ll have college students coming home and saying that they’re majoring in Pomology.
#8. There is a tree called Fruit Salad Tree that sprouts 3 to 7 different fruits in the same tree.
Who cares that money doesn’t grow on trees, we’ve got a tree that can provide us with all of our favorite fruits in one place!
#9. Fruits don’t “die” the moment they are harvested.
So yes, the fresh fruit in your kitchen that you purchased at a local market can still be fresh and nutritious!
#10. Tomatoes have more genes than humans.
Tomatoes are really out there working hard. We’ve got to step up our game!
#11. Pineapple is actually a berry.
If pineapple is a berry, then strawberries are probably feeling very silly right now.
#12. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas
We knew there was a reason we liked bananas so much!
#13. The stickers on fruits are edible.
But this is definitely not a reason to not wash off your fruit and peel off the sticker. Because who doesn’t love a million Chiquita stuck on the side of their kitchen sink?!
#14. Back in the 1700s, Pineapples were extremely expensive. So much so, that American colonists could rent a pineapple to carry around at a party to show their wealth.
We know what we’ll be bringing as a hostess gift to our next party!
#15. Iceland has Europe’s largest banana plantation.
No wonder people from Iceland are so happy. It’s not the breathtaking scenery, it’s that they have endless bananas!
#16. Kiwis used to be called “melonettes.”
We don’t know about you, but this kind of sounds like an instrument.
#17. Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.
Does that mean strawberry juice can become a thing now? Who wouldn’t love that?!
If none of these fun fruit facts surprised you… then we don’t know what to say because they definitely put us in a pickle!
And yeah… you guessed it, a pickle is a fruit too!