Fruits and Vegetable Facts

Fruits & Vegetables are the most often overlooked portion of our daily food intake. Learn how fruits and vegetables work and how to eat more of them everyday.

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Types of Apples

From Mom's apple pie to a healthy afternoon snack, this scrumptious fruit has long been a part of our culture. Learn all about the various baking apples from Granny Smith to McIntosh.


Calling a Watermelon 'Seedless' Is Kind of False Advertising

Don't let 'seedless' watermelons fool you — even though they may not prompt constant spitting, they really do have seeds.

Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts?

If peanuts are technically not nuts, what are they?

Why does kale make you gassy?

Kale has become the little black dress of the culinary world: chic, understated and perfect for nearly every occasion. But it comes with a not-so-elegant side effect. We'll — ahem — get to the bottom of why kale makes you so gassy.

What's the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?

Discerning between a fruit and a vegetable may seem simple: Fruits have seeds and vegetables don't. This works great if you're a botanist, but not so well if you're not. We'll finally tell you which category tomatoes fall into (or maybe we won't).

Why do some fruits have starch?

If you can't get enough of starchy foods, you don't need to limit yourself to potatoes and squash. Fruits have starch, too! We'll tell you why, and also reveal the starchiest fruit of them all.

Are we in a bananapocalypse?

If bananas are your favorite fruit, you may soon pick up a bunch that just seems ... different somehow. The culprit: a fungus that's killing the Cavendish.

10 Ways to Cook Kale

Kale packs a nutritional wallop -- 1,300 percent of your daily vitamin K, for starters -- and is incredibly versatile and easy to cook. Here are 10 ways to cook kale.

The Sweet Potato: 5 Ways to Spice up This Sweet Spud

Sweet potatoes have been around a long, long time, but it seems like they're just now getting the fanfare they deserve. If you'd like to add this good-for-you vegetable to your diet, here are five ways to liven it up.

Apples to Apples: What Variety is Best for What?

There are many types of apple varieties that work well in different dishes. Check out these pictures and find out which apple you should be using in your apple pie, apple cider and all sorts of delicious apple recipes.

Abridged History of Food: Who Invented Caesar Salad?

Combining ingredients like eggs, Worcestershire sauce and maybe even anchovies seems like a dangerous tack to take when making a salad, but it's boldness that makes culinary history. Who invented the romaine-based delight that is a Caesar salad?