Bananas float in water because they are less dense than water. Also, fruits like watermelons, apples and oranges float in water because they have so many air pockets in them.
Many people think that bananas only float in seawater due to the salt content. The truth is that bananas first sink a little bit in freshwater but then pop right back up to the surface.
Although bananas are actually 75 percent water, they contain many nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin B6 but no cholesterol, fat or sodium. Even the insides of banana peels are useful and can be used to whiten teeth, alleviate itching from insect bites and polish silver.Learn More
In general, it takes around 50 hours for fruit to completely digest and move through the entire digestive tract. However, sugar from ingested fruit can move from the digestive tract to the bloodstream in only 15 minutes, particularly if the fruit is taken as juice.Full Answer >
Oranges cannot be ripened after they have been harvested, so the key is to harvest them at just the right moment of their growing season. By verifying the variety of orange, home growers can help to narrow down when their oranges should be ready for eating.Full Answer >
Crabapples are edible according to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Most varieties of crabapples have a very sour taste and are usually used for making cider, apple butter, jams or jellies rather than eaten as-is. Some Asian cultures use them as a sour condiment.Full Answer >
Some vegetables that start with the letter D are daikon, dasheen, dandelion and dill. Daikon is also known as winter radish, and dasheen is sometimes called eddo or taro.Full Answer >