Monday, 26 January 2015

Did You Know....

... That bananas, tomatoes, watermelon, pumpkin and avocado are all berries???

And the strawberry, raspberry and blackberry are not berries??

Technically, a berry is a fleshy fruit which is produced from a single seed. (Click on LINK to read more about berries.)

The strawberry has its seeds outside of each separate fruit. The true berries would be the blueberries and cranberries.

According to stories from way back then, the children of the 19th century would pick the fruits and string them on grass straws. They then sold them as 'Straws of Berries'.

Interesting eh?

Who would have thought...


  1. That's weird. So are what we know as berries just fruits and no other category?

  2. I don't understand the point of the post.

    If it's meant that one should avoid all these foods because they're high in salicylates, then it should be noted that pumpkin is extremely low in sals -- unless one eats the seeds.

    1. My 'Did You Know' series is filled with all kinds of facts related to life. It has no boundaries, no restrictions of any kind. Whatever fancies me, I'll post about it.

      This series is like adding different kinds of colourings and flavourings to my blog. :)