16 Surprising facts of fruits to teach children

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Surprising Facts of Fruits

Our main focus is to get children eating the good stuff in a fun learning way– encouraging them to eat enough fruit to thrive and grow into happy and healthy individuals.

We all love to eat fruits but often we forget how surprisingly awesome they are.

Think about it: Fruits are colourful, unique, perfectly packaged foods that exist in nature so they can reproduce. Thankfully, they taste fresh and delicious and are packed full of vitamins and nutrients.

To make fruits a bit more fun, here are 16 surprising facts about fruit children eat every day, but probably don't know -- like how to choose the best fruit, how many seeds a pomegranate has, and What other 'vegetables' are actually fruits.

1.     A Whole Lot of Jack:

The jackfruit has been determined to be the largest tree fruit in the world.

2.     Seeds A Plenty:

Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside. There are 200 seeds in an average strawberry.

3.     One Pricey Melon:

The Japanese Yubari cantaloupe is one of the most expensive fruits on the planet.

4.     It Still Taste Fresh:

An apple purchased and eaten today, may actually be up to a year old.

5.     More Bounce to The Ounce:

Cranberries can Bounce, small pockets of air inside the fruit enable it to bounce and float.

6.     Biggest but Smelly:

Durian is one of the world's biggest and smelliest fruit.

7.     Red and Strong:

Red-coloured fruits keep your heart strong.

8.     Sharp Memory:

Purple and blue fruits help enhance memory.

9.     Oh Orange:

Not all oranges are in fact orange.

10.  Hi cousins:

Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family.

11.  Stay Healthy:

Yellow-coloured fruits prevent you from getting sick.

12.  Good For Eyes:

Orange-coloured fruits tend to keep your eyes healthy.

13.  No Veggie:

Pumpkins and avocados are fruits, not a vegetable.

14.  Let’s Float:

Apples float in water because they are 25% air.

15.  Strong Bones:

Green-coloured fruits help in making your bones and teeth strong.

16.  Slow to grow:

Each pineapple plant only produces one pineapple per year.

Fruits are filled with nutrients, vitamins, and fibre. Whether eaten raw, cooked or as a smoothie ingredient, fruits are pretty amazing and fascinating.