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Fruit Facts for Kids

Fruit Facts for Kids

  • Common Name: Fruit
  • Botany Description: Flowering Plant's Seed-Bearing Structure
  • Culinary Description: Sweet and Sour Produce from Plants
  • Clade: Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
  • Classifications: Aggregate Fruits, Composite Fruits, and Simple Fruits
  • Biological Purpose: Seed Dispersal
  • First Appeared: ~52 Million Years Ago

24 Fruit Facts For Kids

  1. Apples belong to the rose family, along with pears, peaches, and cherries.
  2. Bananas are berries, while strawberries are not true berries but rather an aggregate fruit.
  3. Oranges are a type of citrus fruit, rich in vitamin C.
  4. Pineapples are actually multiple fruits fused together.
  5. Watermelons are 92% water, making them a refreshing summer fruit.
  6. Grapes can be eaten fresh, dried as raisins, or used to make wine.
  7. Kiwifruit originally comes from China and was called "Yang Tao."
  8. The avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable. It's also known as an "alligator pear" due to its shape and green, bumpy skin.
  9. Peaches and nectarines are essentially the same fruit, but peaches have a fuzzy skin while nectarines are smooth.
  10. Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  11. The pomegranate is known for its juicy seeds, called arils, which are packed with antioxidants.
  12. Blueberries are one of the few naturally blue foods and are considered a superfood due to their high antioxidant content.
  13. The papaya fruit contains an enzyme called papain, which aids in digestion.
  14. Mangoes are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
  15. Blackberries and raspberries are not true berries but rather aggregate fruits, just like strawberries.
  16. Lemons and limes are acidic fruits and are often used to add flavor to food and beverages.
  17. Cherries are members of the rose family and are classified as both a fruit and a berry.
  18. The cranberry is native to North America and is a popular fruit during the holiday season.
  19. Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a tropical fruit that comes in three varieties: red, white, and yellow.
  20. The fig is actually an inverted flower, with the seeds located inside the fruit.
  21. The persimmon fruit originated in China and is known for its sweet and tangy flavor.
  22. Papayas are sometimes called "tree melons" and can grow up to 20 feet tall.
  23. The guava fruit is rich in vitamin C and contains numerous tiny seeds in the center.
  24. The coconut is technically a fruit, a nut, and a seed all in one. It's also the largest seed in the world.

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Fruit Pictures

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Bananas on a Banana Tree

A picture of bananas on a banana tree.

Apples on a Apples Tree

A picture of apples on a apple tree.

Oranges on a Orange Tee

A picture of oranges on a orange tree.

Strawberries on a Strawberry Plant

A picture of strawberries on a strawberry plant.

Grapes on a Grapevine

A picture of grapes on a grapevine.

Watermelons on a Watermelon Plant

A picture of watermelons on a watermelon plant.

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