20 Facts you may not know about fruit & Veg from Folbigg Farm Shop just outside St Neots
3rd March 2011
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20 Facts you may not know about fruit & Veg from Folbigg Farm Shop just outside St Neots

Interesting for any pub quiz hosts...


  1. Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
  2. The onion is named after a latin word meaning 'Large Pearl'.
  3.  During a lifetime the average person consumes 35 tonnes of food.
  4.  Potato crisps were invented by a north american indian called George Crum.
  5. Carrots really can help you see in the dark. Vitamin A is known to prevent night blindness and carrots are loaded with vitamin A.
  6. When a source of vitamin C(orange,lemon,grapefruit,strawberry,tomato,potato etc) is eaten with a meat or cooked dry beans the body makes better use of the iron in the protien food.
  7. Carrots never used to be orange! They were red,purple,yellow or white) it was when dutch farmers  cross bred yellow and red they produce the orange as we know today.
  8. Kiwifruit has as much vitamin C as an orange.
  9. Did you know one acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  10. Eating an apple is a more reliable way of staying awake than a cup of coffee.The natural sugar of an apple is far more potent than the caffiene in a cup of coffee.
  11. Bananas are actually a herb,not a fruit.It is the worlds largest herb, related to the orchid and lilly families.The bananas are considered to be berries to the giant herb.
  12. An avergae stalk of celery contains on 10 calories. The human body burns more calories digesting in than what it takes in. So celery is said to be a great snack to aid weight loss.
  13. Bananas are reknowned to be a good source of potassium but did you know an avocado has more than double the amount of a banana.
  14. In an emergency fresh coconut water could be substituted for blood plasma, this is due to the fact that the coconut water has the perfect PH level and is also sterile.
  15. Placing half a large apple in a bag of potatoes and regulary replacing it will help to prevent them from sprouting. The apple helps extract the moisture from the air which directly affects sprouting.
  16. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than most other fruit and veg.
  17. Most nutrients in a potato reside just below the skin, so next time you get the peeler out don't be too heavy handed.
  18. One serving of asparagus contains just 16 caloriesand is a great source of folate and vitamin K.
  19. Broccoli contains carotenoids and flavonoids (Phytochemicals) that fight to protect our health and wellbeing. Cauliflowers contain sulphorofane and indoles (phytochemicals) that may help to reduce the risk of certain types of cancers.
  20. Pear trees can grow up to 80 feet high and live for up to 150 years.



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