Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fun facts...

Just this evening, our family was playing a "Food facts" game. Then my husband looked up and shared these facts with us...so I'm "spreading the word and the love"...

Bananas are actually an herb, not a fruit. It is in fact the world's largest herb, related to the orchid and lily families. The bananas are actually considered the berries of this giant herb.
Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee. The natural sugar in an apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee.

Darker green vegetables contain more vitamin C than lighter green vegetables.

Tomatoes are not a vegetable, they are a fruit. They were once considered a type of apple by France and Italy and used to be yellow, not orange or red.

A stalk of celery only contains 10 calories. The human body uses more calories digesting celery, and so celery is said to be a great snack, as it helps an individual to lose weight.

The hotter a chili pepper is, the healthier it it. This is because chili peppers contain capsaicin, which is what gives the chili pepper its heat. Capsaicin is also utilized to treat various ailments, such as arthritis, and to help lower blood cholesterol or the risk of prostrate cancer. Hotter chili peppers are also higher in vitamins.

Bananas are known for potassium, but potassium is actually found in good quantities in most fruits and vegetables. The avocado has more than double the amount of potassium than a banana.

In an emergency, coconut water can be substituted for blood plasma, due to the fact that coconut water possesses the perfect PH level and is also sterile.

Never store onions and potatoes together. They both produce gases that when in close proximity to each other, cause both of them to spoil much faster.

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