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Frut X Fruits: Fun Facts!

1. Mango:

  • India is termed as the “Mango Capital of the World”.

  • A cup of Mango pulp provides 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C and other nutrients.

  • Bangladesh declared the Mango tree as its National Tree.

  • Around 300 or 400 A.D., Mango seeds travelled from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and finally to South America.

  • India first cultivated mangoes over 5,000 years ago.

2. Guava:

  • The lifespan of a guava plant is 40 years

  • There are around 150 varieties of guava, not just the green oval-shaped fruit we all picture.

  • Guavas are extremely high in vitamin C and are a good source of fibre, vitamin A, potassium, folate and copper.

  • The leaves are also Can Be Used to Treat Wounds

  • Guava wood is used in the United States for meat smoking while the leaves are used for barbecues in Cuba and Mexico.

3. Papaya:

  • The papaya is botanically a berry

  • It may look like it grows from a tree, but the papaya is actually the fruit of a herb.

  • Papaya is named as the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus

  • A ‘papaya’ is also known as a ‘pawpaw’ and a ‘papaw’.

  • Papayas are very high in vitamin C and are high in folate, vitamin A and dietary fibre.

4. Tomato :

  • The biggest tomato fight in the world happens each year in the small Spanish town of Buñol. The festival, called La Tomatina, involves 40,000 people throwing 150,000 tomatoes at each other.

  • There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide.

  • Tomatoes aren’t always red. They can be yellow, pink, purple, black and even white!

  • Tomato seedlings have been grown in space before

  • China is the largest producer of tomatoes, accounting for one-quarter of the production of the world in 2009. The United States and India and the second and third highest producers respectively.



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