Fruits Facts for Kids – 5 Fascinating Facts about Fruits

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Fruits are really delicious, what is your favourite fruit? Come and check our five fascinating fruits facts for kids.

Fruits Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Durian Is The Smelliest Fruit in The World

If you want to eat the smelliest fruit in the world, you will have to try the Durian. This fruit grows on the Durio tree, which can be found in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. If you are brave enough to eat this fruit you will apparently smell rotten eggs, sweaty socks and rubbish. The Durian fruit has a thick shell covered in brown spikes and inside the actually edible part is a bright yellow colour.

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Fruits Facts for Kids: Durian Fruit

Fruits Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Not All Oranges Are Orange

In subtropical regions such as South America and Australia, temperatures are never cold enough to break down the chlorophyll in the fruit’s skin. This means that oranges are still green even when they’re ripe. These oranges look like limes but when you open them they are bright orange. To make these oranges the colour we all know them as, they get treated with ethylene gas and dyed to get rid of the green colouring. Brazil grows the most oranges in the world.

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Fruits Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Strawberries Aren’t Actually Berries

Yes even though the name of this fruit has the word berries in it, Strawberries are actually not considered berries. The definition of berries is a fruit that has their seeds on the inside, such as blueberries and raspberries. However strawberries are different and they hold their seeds on the outside. A strawberry has roughly around 200 seeds on its outside. Another interesting seed fact is that a pomegranate fruit can hold up to and over 1000 seeds.

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Fruits Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: The Most Expensive Fruit in The World Is Grown in Japan

The Yubari Melon is known as the world’s most expensive fruit. This fruit costs around $23,000 per fruit. This fruit is grown and can be found in Japan.  The fruit is so expensive because it can only be grown in greenhouses and it is not mass produced like other fruits. However, the fruit doesn’t look very exotic, it resembles a cantaloupe melon. The texture is also similar to that of a watermelon and  it has a sweet, tangy flavour.

Fruits Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Fruits Used to Be Used as Dye

In ancient times, they didn’t have the dye we use today to dye their clothes. Instead they used natural ingredients such fruit juices and peelings to add colour to materials and foods. Blueberries and blackberries would have been used to create blue colours, while raspberries and strawberries created pink and red colours. Oranges and lemons may have been used to give fabric a yellow or orange colour. Why don’t you try and dye a plain old white t-shirt of yours with some fruit and see what colour you get?

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We hope you enjoyed learning more things about fruits much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these fruits are, you can move on to learn more about food and important minerals to our health: Carbohydrates, Food Groups, Food Waste, Fast Food, Italian Food, food in Japan, Food To Help You Study, Food Chains, Lemon, Grapes, Berries, Shrimps, Ginger, Raw Honey, Pistachios, Coconuts, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Bar, fruits, Coffee Beans, Table Etiquette, Potassium, Cooks, Palm Trees, Types of Trees and Trees.

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