February 26, 2016 william

Read This And You’ll Never View Food In The Same Way!

Taking a closer look at fruits and veggies can be both delicious and fun. We bet you’ll learn something new. Even better, use this new knowledge to broaden your palate!

1. Is A Tomato A Fruit Or Veggie?

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By definition, they’re a fruit. But, by LAW, they’re a vegetable. That’s right. In the 1800’s, when tax laws were established, any produce served with meat or fish was deemed a vegetable … and taxed.

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2. Need Some Calcium? Eat A Fig.

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A cup of dried figs have as much calcium as milk. They’re also a great source of fiber. Warning: Figs do contain sugar and calories.

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3. Ummm…Those Blackberries You’re Eating, Aren’t Blackberries.

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Neither are raspberries or strawberries. Each “berry” is actually considered an individual fruit.

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4. Increase Your Vitamin C By Eating … Kiwis!

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That’s right. Kiwis actually have the most nutritional value of any fruit. They contain twice the amount of Vitamin C as an orange. They also contain a lot of potassium, and other heart healthy minerals and vitamins. Plus, they’re low in salt.

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5. Family Matters!

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Care to guess what is a cousin to an apple? A rose. That’s right! Pears, plums and cherries are also in the same family. That’s why these fruits have a sweet smell to them!

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6. Baby Carrots Aren’t Babies…

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Those cute baby carrots? They’re actually cut from full grown varieties that are sweeter in flavor!

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