Fun Facts About Fruits and Vegetables

Report
Fruits and Vegetables
By Adam Hackbarth
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Helpful links provide:
•Health Benefits of Fruit
•Health Benefits of
Vegetables
•Ways to Increase
Fruit and Vegetable
Consumption
•List of Fruits and
Vegetables
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
2500
2261
2005
grams/person/week
2000
1966
1986
1500
1090
1000
1063
1120
895
Fruit
500
0
1990
Vegetables
1998
1999
YEAR
2000
Proportion of adults eating different
types of fruits and vegetables per day
66
70
60
58
52 54
50
PERCENT
40
37
41
34
26
30
Men
Women
20
6
10
0
FOOD ITEMS
10
5 6
Yogurt Dessert
½ Cup Apples
¾ Cup Oranges
3 Cup Yogurt
1/3 Cup Sugar
Fun Vegetable Facts
•Most nutrients of the potato reside just below
the skin
•A horn worm can eat an entire tomato plant
by itself in one day
•California produces almost all of the broccoli
sold in the United States
•A baked potato (with skin) has 4 grams of
dietary fiber
•Carrots are 87% water
•Pressing a slice of cucumber to the roof of
your mouth for 30 seconds takes care of bad
breath
Fun Fruit Facts
•Apples keep you awake more than drinking a
cup of coffee
•There are more than 100 varieties of bananas
•If left on a tree, an orange will not become
overripe even though it changes back to a
green color
•More than 50% of grapes grown worldwide
are fermented to produce wine
•An average strawberry has 200 seeds
•Kiwis have as much Vitamin C in them as
oranges

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