Monday, November 5, 2012

Fun Fact About Vegetables

Was doing a research for an article and came across some really fun facts about vegetables! I shared those with hubby and he really had quite a few 'Oh really?!' moments, just as I had reading them.

Read on and share it with your little one too. I never knew there were so many stories happening right in my fridge!

Potatoes were first seen in Europe in 1586, and came to North America in 1719.

The tomato was originally a fruit. It was declared a vegetable by the US Supreme Court in 1893.

Cabbages are one of the oldest known vegetables to man.

The original carrots used to be purple, until farmers in Holland started planting the orange ones in the 16th century.

Broccoli and cauliflower are vegetables, but they're also actually flowers!

Onions contain something that irritate our tear ducts and make us cry. This is the same thing that is produced by volcanoes when they erupt, but of course in a much larger scale!

Cucumbers are one of the oldest vegetables, cultivated for thousands of years in India and parts of Asia.

Eating garlic can keep mosquitoes away.

In earlier times, mushrooms were believed to have magical powers. They have also been used as medicines.

Some cultures feed pumpkins to animals. 

Spinach is one of the most nutritious vegetables.

Red capsicums contain a higher amount of Vitamin A and C than green ones.

Brinjals, also known as eggplants, are really a fruit.

An olive tree can live for over one thousand years.

Peas have high sugar content, so it's preferable to eat them quickly.

Carrots improve vision, especially night vision, as they contain a very high level of Vitamin A.

If you eat salty foods, corns help balance the body's fluids as they are a good source of potassium.

During the American Civil War in the 1860s, onions were thought to be a powerful medicine.

Keeping potatoes in the dark for too long may turn them poisonous.

35% of an adult's daily requirement of Vitamin C can be found in a medium-sized potato.

Whoa!!! I didn't know 99% of this! 

- Debolina Raja Gupta

And like I always believe in and say:
'Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children' - MJ
Happy Parenting!!!!

Be good to your little one, and to the millions of little ones out there who truly need every bit of love and compassion they can get.....Be a grown the little ones....

Debolina Raja Gupta

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