Beets offer the highest sugar content of any vegetable. They are also an excellent source of folate.
Often used as Christmas trees, spruce trees are a rich source of lignans.
Artichokes are one of the highest vegetable sources of antioxidants. They are also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Cloves are one of the richest dietary sources of polyphenols, with more than 15,000 mg of polyphenols per 100 g.
Red grapes produce resveratrol to defend against fungal infections and other environmental stressors. Organic grapes, which are grown without fungicides, have especially high resveratrol content.
Helicopters are used to dry cherries during the wet season. Without their use, the tender skins of cherries might very well break.
In emergency situations, coconut water has been used as a short-term intravenous hydration fluid when medical saline was unavailable. Most physicians today do not recommend this practice.
Dried apricots are one of the best fruit sources of protein. They are also high in vitamin A.
Fresh broccoli consumption is about 12 times higher in the United States today than it was in 1970. Americans now consume about 6 lbs of broccoli per person per year.
The majority of bananas found in supermarkets today are genetically identical Cavendish bananas. That makes it possible for a single plant disease to devastate the world’s banana supply.