Although it is not known exactly how many types of fruits exist in the world, the answer numbers in the thousands. Agriculturalists constantly cultivate new varieties of fruits; for instance, at least 1,600 varieties of bananas exist as of 2014.Know More
Fruits are components of flowering plants that come from the plants' ovaries and other tissues. The purpose of fruits is to disperse the seeds of the plant. Some fruits are edible and have thrived as they moved with humans and animals, providing nutrition for people and seed dispersal for plants. Fruits make up a significant portion of global agricultural production. Commonly eaten fruits in the United States include apples, citrus, bananas, berries, pears, grapes and plums.
As of 2014, seedlessness is an important trait for many fruits that are significant to global trade. Seedless fruits include bananas, pineapples, some oranges and grapefruits, some grapes, and some varieties of watermelon. Many fruits are made into marmalades and jams. Some are also used in processed foods including cookies, cakes and ice cream. A significant amount of fruit is used to make beverages, including fruit juices and wine.
The total number of plant species in the world is estimated at 270,000. Approximately 1,000 to 2,000 species of plants are edible by humans. About 100 to 200 species of plants play an important role in world commerce, and about 15 species provide the majority of food crops. These include soybeans, peanuts, rice, wheat and bananas.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
The USDA Germplasm Resource Information Network lists 103 species and subspecies of strawberry plants. Type is not a proper term to be used in plant classification.Full Answer >
Some fruits that start with the letter "V" are vanilla and Victoria plums. In botany, a fruit is defined as a structure that grows from the ovary of a flowering plant. It makes a protective enclosure for the seed and aids in its dispersal.Full Answer >
There is no specific fruit than can be deemed as the healthiest due to the fact that all fruits have nutritious value. Though some fruits have been deemed "superfruits," this is simply a marketing term created in 2005. However, superfruits do tend to have higher antioxidant levels than traditional fruits.Full Answer >
Putka pods are the fruits of the plant glochidion ferdinandi. The small pods resemble pumpkins and can be any color from green to red, depending on how far into the ripening process they are.Full Answer >