Thursday, August 02, 2007

inner dork: apples, and oranges (and other assorted fruit)_

It's all tutti fruity today.

Did you know...

Pomology is the study of fruit.

Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient for waking you up in the morning.(Yes, but coffee doesn't require flossing.)

Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air. (Therefore, 25% less calories than a non-fresh apple.)

The avocado has the most calories of any fruit. (But it makes such a tasty dip.) (And facial.)

The most widely eaten fruit in America is the banana. (Hmmm, bananas. They come in their own little carrying case.)

The average banana weighs 126 grams.

Approximately 17,000 bananas are eaten each week in the Boston University dining room. (The other universities refused to comment.)

Bananas do not grow on trees but on rhizomes.

Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball. (She shoots, she scores!)

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries. (Therefore making a much better beverage.)

Seeds are missing from a navel orange. The bigger the navel, the sweeter the orange. (You say navel, I say belly-button.)

Orange juice helps the body absorb iron easily when consumed with a meal. (And not so easily when it's not taken with a meal.)

Pineapples do not ripen after they have been picked. (How do you know when a pineapple is ripe? I do not wish to knock on its shell as it is prickly.)

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. (Totally gonna test this one out.)

A cucumber consists of 96% water. (Therefore contains 96% less calories.)

More than 200 varieties of watermelon are grown in the United States. (I can name two, seeded and seedless.) (Okay four, big and small.) (196 more to go.)


GirlGoyle said...

I'm so going to test out the grapes!I can't help myself.

limpy99 said...

Cucmbers and bananas. So many, many uses.

Bre said...

So.. the fresher the apple, the easier it is to bob for them, eh?

Jay said...

Did you know...

Blueberries are considered the most nutritious of all fruits,(with Kiwi, Strawberries, Guava and Cranberries not too far behind.)

Least nutritious: Apples.

Sidenote: the idiom, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", besides being utter bullshit, was first cited around 1630 in England according to The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms.


I do love it when you inspire me to think! :-)