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The world’s smallest edible plant is the Asian Watermeal or Wolffia globosa. This amazing edible plant that makes a nutritious food has an average length of 0.6 mm and 0.3 mm in width. It weighs about 150 micrograms or the approximate weight of two ordinary grains of table salt. It has no leaves, no stems and no roots.
Avocado is one of the world’s most nutritious fruits. It has more protein than any other fruit. It also has the highest calories of any fruit. In addition, there are more than 500 varieties of avocados in existence.
Another amazing nutritional fact about Avocado is that, it is 50% richer in potassium than bananas.
You might have not known but Kiwi fruits are richer in vitamin C than oranges. These fruits are filled with nutrients known to fight cancer cells.
The largest recorded fruit in the world is a pumpkin. It weighed more than 782 kilograms or 1725 lbs.
The world’s largest tree borne fruit is the Jackfruit. The largest Jackfruit was harvested in the Philippines where it is known as “Langka”. It weighed more than 35 kilograms.
7.) How do you know if a cranberry is already ripe? Dribble it like a basketball, if it bounce it is ripe.
8.) Are you having problem with acne? Try to apply apple pulp on your face. It is known to cure acne. Remember this, don’t consume the seeds of apple, they are poisonous although they are not deadly.
9.) Most people drink coffee to stay awake. Do you know that the sugar in apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee? So why not take an apple instead of a coffee.
In addition, there are about 7,500 varieties of apples while there are about 5,000 varieties of tomatoes.
Not all fruits and vegetables should be refrigerated. You should not refrigerate tomatoes because they lose their flavor and nutrients.
Cucumbers, pumpkin, squash and tomatoes are actually vegetables, they are vegetable fruits.
The hottest chili peppers are the healthiest. Just a precaution, don’t take too much because it can cause you hemorrhoid.
Fruits and vegetables rich in water are healthy foods. Watermelon is 92% water, cabbage is 90% and carrot is 87%. Carrots come in different colors.
A Banana is not fruit, it’s an herb and there are more than 100 varieties of bananas. It shares the same family with lilies and orchids. Bananas are also available in different colors
16.) Pound for pound, the healthiest fruit is the banana. It is considered as the “complete food” because of the many and healthy nutrient it contains.
17.) Don’t peel your potato because most of its nutrients are located just beneath the skin layer. It has been traced that potatoes were first cultivated in Peru 5,000 years ago. Like carrots and bananas, potatoes come in different colors too.
One of the most amazing plants in the world because of its usefulness is the coconut; hence it is regarded as the “tree of life”. Coconut water can be substituted for blood plasma during emergencies because it possesses the perfect PH level and is also sterile.
Of all the edible plants in the world, rice has more varieties than any other plant. There are about 15,000 varieties of rice. It also comes in various colors.
Scientists have identified Over 30,000 species of edible plants have been identified by scientists but about 90% of the grain and vegetable food supply in the world comes from 20 species only.