- Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside.
- The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of blueberries.
- A single raspberry or blackberry fruit is made up of many little fruits or “drupelets” all clustered together. Each drupelet contains its own seed.
- Berries are a great snack because they are low in calories and high in fiber.
- Vitamin C is abundant in berries.
- Peas are green because they are harvested when not fully mature. If peas are left to ripen, they turn yellow in color.
- Pea is excellent source of dietary fibers, proteins, vitamins C, B3, B9 and beta-carotene and minerals such as zinc and iron.
- Only five per cent of peas grown are sold fresh. Most are either frozen or canned.
- A 100-calorie serving of peas (three quarters of a cup) contains more protein than a whole egg or tablespoon of peanut butter.
- Each spear of asparagus has just 4 calories and contains no fat or cholesterol.