The Fruit orange was first called orange by the French dating back to the 13th century. then 200 years later the orange color was announced by the Oxford dictionary. So the fruit came before the color. rd.com/article/orange-wor…
Today I learned of the β€œFruit Machine”. In 1961 the Canadian government hired a university professor to develop a machine to identify gay people. It was at the height of the Cold War and homosexuals were thought to be more susceptible to communism. ottawasun.com/2016/04/08/…
When you eat fruit with its inherent fiber (aka eating the whole fruit) up to 30% of the sugar will be eaten by the microbes in your gut before it can be absorbed. sugarscience.ucsf.edu/sug…
Fruit isn't always vegan. Many stores spray their fruit with shellac wax to preserve it, & shellac is derived from insects, making it non-vegan. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Today I learned about the Juicero, a $799 juice press, made with $1000 in parts. The company received $120M in venture capital. It only "pressed" $7 DRM-controlled pre-juiced juice bags (not fresh fruit). The packs were easily opened and emptied by hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Nearly all commercial citrus fruit varieties originate from crosses from at least 2 of the 3 original ancient citrus species: citron, true mandarin and pomelo. These species all still exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
People who are susceptible to Hay Fever can experience a short term burning or itchy sensation when eating Fruit, due to "Oral Allergy Syndrome", in which your body reacts to something it mistakenly believes is pollen. verywellhealth.com/apple-…
Kiwifruits were originally called Chinese gooseberries, as they are native to China. The name was first changed to melonette, which was unpopular because melons were subject to higher tariffs than other fruit. They were renamed kiwifruits in 1959. nzhistory.govt.nz/the-chi…
Softwood and hardwood trees are determined by their seed type not by their wood density. Cones vs flowers, fruits and nuts make this difference. royomartin.com/softwoods-…
Fruit punch was invented as an alternative to beer by men working for the British East India Company. This is because the beer on their ships went bad when they reached the Indian Ocean. They ended up using rum, fruit, and spices available in their new location to create punch. history.com/news/the-surp…
Coffee beans are not actually beans, they are actually the seed of the coffea plant and are inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry. Even though the coffee beans are not technically beans, they are referred to as such because of their resemblance to true beans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Farmers put citrus fruit in ethylene gas chambers to make the skins turn orange, even though it doesn't improve the taste. seasonal.substack.com/p/m…
The original orange (fruit) was tangerine-pomelo hybrid. And the color was originally green instead of orange. rd.com/list/interesting-f…
In the European Union carrots are classified as a fruit because otherwise marmalade made with carrots would have become illegal eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriS…
A man managed to buy a Playstation 4 for only Β£8 by weighing the console under the fruit and veg section on a self checkout machine. He was only caught when he tried doing the scam again. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The State of California by itself produces 50% of the nation's Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables... and 20% of its Milk cdfa.ca.gov/farm_bill/
Today I learned about he sandbox tree, also known as the "Dynamite Tree", is covered in spikes, full of poison, and grows exploding fruits. The fruit looks like little pumpkins, but when they fully mature they explode with a loud bang and fling their seeds at up to 150 mph. britannica.com/plant/sand…
"pog" was a copyrighted word for a type of fruit juice made by the POG company, and the caps used from the juice were used to play a 1990s game called "Milk Caps" also called "Pogs" firstwefeast.com/drink/20…
Henry Ford created a car created with bioplastics to unite fruits of agriculture with industry. He called it "the Soybean Car" thehenryford.org/collecti…
The β€œChinese gooseberry” was rebranded as the β€œkiwi fruit” when New Zealand began exporting them to the USA...during the Cold War. alimentarium.org/en/knowl…
Peppercorns are a fruit and are completely unrelated to peppers spicejungle.com/the-jungl…
People with pollen allergies can develop "oral allergy symptom" and have mildly allergic reactions to raw fruits/veggies with proteins similar to pollen, such as an itchy mouth/throat. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Johnny Appleseed was based on a real person, and there is still a tree producing fruit that he planted in Nova, Ohio. He became a land baron in the 1800's, selling land with orchards he planted to settlers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The word oil comes from a word meaning olive tree. Oil comes from the Greek ἔλαιον (elaion), "olive oil, oil" and that from ἐλαία (elaia), "olive tree", "olive fruit". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil
The coffee bean is actually just the pit of a bright red fruit called a coffee cherry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
In the 1970s there was a coin shortage in Italy, all sorts of things ended up being given as change such as candy, fruit and pencils numismatics.org/pocketcha…
Tomato plants fertilized with human urine produce up to four times more fruit and had higher levels of beta-carotene & protein than traditional fertilizers. popsci.com/environment/ar…
There are 500 varieties of mangoes, and they are related to the cashew and pistachio family and are one of the most consumed fruits in the world. bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s…
Today I learned about Guerrilla Grafting. It's the illegal process of turning city maintained sterile fruit trees into fruiting trees by splicing compatible branches onto the sterile trees with branches from fruiting trees. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Coffee is technically a fruit. coffeeandteacorner.com/is…
Fruits and veggies looked a lot different before we genetically modified them. businessinsider.com/foods…
The reason why it hurts to eat pineapple is because it contains the enzyme bromlain which digests protein, and it can be prevented by grilling the fruit. myrecipes.com/extracrispy…
Today I learned about the Totnes Orange Race. It's an event held every year where people chase oranges down a street. It's based on a story involving Sir Frances Drake bumping into a delivery of oranges which caused children to chase after them since they were an expensive fruit at the time. visittotnes.co.uk/1704-2/
Grenades took their name from the pomegranate fruit, or 'granada' in Spanish. They were designed to be similar to the fruit. tastemade.com/articles/7-…
Today I learned about pawpaws, a tropical flavored fruit, which grows in North America’s forests. seriouseats.com/2014/09/w…
There's a (tiny) community of people who regularly consume rotten meat (on top of an entirely raw diet that eschews fruit) and believe it's a "healthy" diet. They call it "High Meat" as it apparently gives them a "tremendous viagra effect" from eating raw, rotten meat. weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
A coconut can be classified as a fruit, a nut, and a seed. However, botanically speaking, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupe. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
L Collin Street Bakery, which is known for its Fruit Cakes, is making a film about Sandy Jenkins' scheme at Collin Street Bakery dallasnews.com/arts-enter…
The distance between the Sun and closest star is 40,208,000,000,000 kms . So much so that if sun was a size of grape fruit ,proxima centauri would be more than 4000 kms(2500 miles) away. skyandtelescope.org/astro…
Many blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries have little transparent worms in them, that eventually turn into fruit flies unless you eat them first. Known as "Drosophila suzukii", this particular species first appeared in the United States in 2008. They are safe to eat. kuow.org/stories/there-ar…
There was a mysterious disease that existed in Guam. It was the leading cause of adult death between 1945 & 1956. Fruit bats were part of the local diet at the time & became extinct as a result of over hunting. A decline in fruit bat consumption led to a decline in incidence of the disease en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyt…
Tomatoes are botanically defined as fruits because they form from a flower and contain seeds. Still, they're most often utilized like a vegetable in cooking. In fact, the US Supreme Court ruled in 1893 that the tomato should be classified as a vegetable on the basis of its culinary applications healthline.com/nutrition/…
There is a species of bat (Dayak fruit bat) in which males naturally produce milk batcon.org/article/the-in…
There is only one mammal species known to have an asymmetric dental formula: the SΓ£o TomΓ© Island fruit bat has three lower incisors instead of the usual four. The β€œmissing” incisor can be on either the left or right side. researchgate.net/profile/…
A San Francisco man sued Kellog's believing Froot Loops was healthy and contained fruit. nbcbayarea.com/news/local…
The very FIRST grocery barcode-scanned item was a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum dbk.com/resources/barcode…
The rainbow lorikeet is a colorful species of parrot native to the forests of eastern Australia. Reportedly, they love showering and sometimes sleep upside down. As intelligent birds, they get easily bored and love to play with noisy toys. When they eat fermented fruit, they can get quite drunk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Primates evolved to see colors in order to identify ripening fruit sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
Today I learned about the manchineel tree. The tree has milky-white sap which contains numerous toxins and can cause blistering, with the sap present in every part of the tree. It bears fruit that looks like an apple, and so it's also called manzanilla de la muerte, "the little apple of death." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Today I learned of "fruit walls". Used before greenhouses, fruit walls stored the heat from the sun and released it at night which created a microclimate that could increase the surrounding temperature by more than 10Β°C (18Β°F). lowtechmagazine.com/2015/…

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