Many types of fruits grow in rainforests, including bananas, cashew, citrus fruits, coconut, mango, corn, pineapple, avocado, grapefruit and cacao. Most of these fruits originated in a particular rainforest, but they are often cultivated in rainforests in other parts of the world. For example, the banana, which originally came from the rainforests of Asia, is now grown in rainforests around the world.Know More
As the home of more than 2,000 edible plants, the Amazon rainforest is the source of a large portion of the developed nations' agricultural supply. Chocolate originated from the cacao plant, which grows wild in the Amazon region. The Brazilian coconut is not only used for food production but also for cosmetic purposes. The passion fruit, a refreshing, tropical fruit grown in Brazil, northern Argentina and Paraguay, is often eaten as is, juiced or used as an ingredient in cosmetic products to enhance their aroma.
A large part of the Amazon rainforest is being burned and cleared for agricultural purposes and for fuel collection. Some forestlands, which fail to sustain crops due to acidic and nutrient-deficient soils, are reverted to cattle pastures. If the soil is suitable for agriculture, a single-crop plantation is started, which is generally comprised of cash crops, such as rice, bananas, coffee, cacao, soybeans, nuts and rubbers. This practice of monoculture often leads to loss of forest and makes the land vulnerable to pests and infestation.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Peppers are technically a fruit. Botanists consider everything that grows from the flower of a plant to be a fruit. All of the other parts are classified as vegetables.Full Answer >
In the United States, bananas are the most widely-consumed fruit, followed closely by apples. As of 2010, each American consumed approximately 10 pounds of bananas each year, and around 9.5 pounds of apples. This number remains similar to fruit consumption trends in 1970, when Americans ate slightly higher amounts of apples annually than bananas.Full Answer >
"Guanabana" is a Spanish name for the soursop fruit, a tropical tree fruit that is has an edible, fleshy pulp. The fruit originated in the West Indies and South America but is grown in tropical climates all over the world, as of 2014. It is particularly popular in Southeast Asia.Full Answer >
Bananas do not cause constipation or diarrhea unless a person overindulges on them. Bananas are one of the foods that are suggested for people to eat when they are suffering from diarrhea, according to MedlinePlus.Full Answer >