Bananas

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Bananas are naturally radioactive
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Nearly all commercial bananas are clones of one another
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Over 100 billion bananas are consumed annually making the banana the 4th most popular agricultural product

Grapes

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Grapes are botanically classed as berries.
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The production of wine from grapes started as early as 5,000 BC.
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The grape industry produces on average 72 million tonnes a year.

Grapefruits

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A grapefruit is 75% water.
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Grapefruits contain lycopene which among other things, helps the body to fight cancer.
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Grapefruit can greatly improve the body’s metabolic rate.

Strawberries

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Strawberries are not actually classed as berries.
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Belgium has its own museum dedicated to strawberries.
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Strawberries are the only fruits to wear their seeds on the outside.

Kiwis

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Kiwis were originally called Chinese gooseberries .
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Eating two or three kiwis a day can help to fight heart disease.
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The kiwi fruit got its name from the New Zealand kiwi bird.

Cherries

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The US state of Michigan has over 35,000 acres of tart cherry trees.
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Cherries technically belong to the rose family.
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The average cherry pie is made out of 250 cherries. This means that you could theoretically make 28 cherry pies out of one cherry tree.

Watermelons

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A watermelon is 91% water.
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The watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable.
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In Ancient Egypt it was customary to keep watermelons in the burial tombs of kings.

Peaches

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Peaches are good for digestion.
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Peaches are considered to be an aphrodisiac.
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China is one of the biggest producers of peaches in the world.

Raspberries

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People have been known to use raspberries to clean their teeth.
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There are over 200 species of raspberry.
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Unlike most other fruits, unripe raspberries do not continue ripen after they are picked.

Pears

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Pears were used as a natural remedy against nausea in Ancient Greece.
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There are over 3000 varieties of pear grown across the world.
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Towns with an abundance of pears will often have the word ‘perry’ in the title.

Blueberries

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Blueberries protect from memory loss.
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Many blueberry flavoured foods do not contain actual blueberries.
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Blueberries are often referred to as a “superfood”, as they are a source of vitamins, beneficial plant compounds and anti-oxidants.