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Sep 26, 2018

How Much Do You Actually Know About Fruit?

This is harder than it seems!

  1. Oranges aren't really fruit

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    Wrong! 

    It's false!

    Oranges are fruit.

  2. Wasps die inside figs, which is why some people don't consider figs to be vegan

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    Wrong! 

    It's true!

    The wasp fig lays its eggs inside fig flowers, but sometimes a wasp might fly into the wrong kind of flower – the kind that doesn't simply wilt, but turns into a fruit. In that case, it gets stuck and is eventually digested by the enzymes in the fruit that the flower turns into.

  3. Every Granny Smith apple is a clone of a single apple tree cultivated by an actual Granny Smith

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    It's true!

    Every single Granny Smith apple tree is a clone of an original tree in Sydney, Australia, named after an actual Granny Smith who originally cultivated that tree.

  4. Zucchini is a fruit

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    Wrong! 

    I just made that up!

    Zucchini is a vegetable.

  5. Papaya seeds can be dried, ground up, and used as a black pepper alternative

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    Wrong! 

    Papaya seeds can be used as a pepper alternative!

    The seeds can be washed, dried, and crushed into a pepper-like substances.

  6. Kiwi fruit has more vitamin C than oranges

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    Wrong! 

    It's true!

    According to the United States Agricultural Department, kiwi fruit contains 161mg of Vitamin C in 100g of fruit, whereas oranges only have 59mg per 100g of fruit. However, you will still have to eat more kiwi fruit than oranges to get the same value, given that the average kiwi fruit is about 69g and the average orange is about double that, at 140g.

  7. Kiwi skin can be dried, stitched together and used as a vegan suede-like material

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    Wrong! 

    I just made that up!

    Although who knows, maybe it can happen.

  8. Bananas are radioactive

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    Wrong! 

    It's true!

    Bananas are naturally ever so slightly radioactive, because the potassium they contain is a naturally occurring isotope. You'd need to eat 100,000,000 bananas in a space of two weeks before you get fatal radiation poisoning, so don't worry.

  9. Pineapples contain a chemical that can dissolve flesh

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    Wrong! 

    It's true!

    Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain, which can actually be used as a meat tenderiser because it digests protein. So when you eat pineapple, it's eating you back.