Did you know that there are over 40,000 different varieties of rice in the world? And did you know that avocados are actually fruits not vegetables? Most people don’t know that the same goes for pumpkins. Were you aware that peanuts are not nuts, but are part of the pea family? That’s why they are typically roasted because they are prone to spoiling much faster than nuts.
Knowing these interesting facts about fruits, nuts and veggies will do more than give you an upper hand in trivial pursuit or Jeopardy. You will have a greater appreciation for the wonderful world of food that our Creator has blessed us with.
You may even find yourself hooked – trying to discover new and exciting idiosyncrasies about the fruits and vegetables you eat every day. Go with it, it’s a fascinating world of useful information to be gained!
Any online search on the interesting facts about fruits, nuts and vegetables is incomplete unless you watch God’s Pharmacy by Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Legacy. In this very creative presentation, we discover how many foods resemble parts of the body that they benefit. You may not believe it at first, but all these fascinating facts about food are true:
Avocados resemble the womb and cervix. The 14,000 + photolytic chemical components of nutrition in each have been shown to balance female sex hormones, shed unwanted birth weight, and prevent cervical cancer. Hass avocados also take about nine months to grow after flowering, just like a baby in the womb takes about nine months to mature before birth. How wild is that!
Carrots (sliced crosswise) look like human eye. Time and time again, the vitamin A in carrots has been linked to strong eyesight.
Celery resembles human bones. High in calcium, magnesium and vitamin K, they are vital for healthy bone strength.
4. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits resemble female mammary glands and assist in the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts. These fruits also contain limonoids that are helpful in the fighting breast cancer.
Figs look like the testes and hang in two when they grow. They are filled with countless seeds (resembling sperm) that improve male fertility increasing sperm production.
Grapes hanging in a cluster resemble the shape of the heart and each individual grape remind us of a heart cell. Found in the skin of red grapes, resveratrol helps reduce inflammation and makes it more difficult for platelets to stick together and form the clots thus preventing heart attack.