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.


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

If peanuts are technically not nuts, what are they?

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

With dietary guidelines urging you to eat more vegetables, you may be searching for culinary inspiration. We'll serve up some gorgeous fresh produce in this gallery along with a few serving tips. Grab a fork and dig in!

Fruit doesn't just taste and smell delicious, it also provides important minerals and vitamins in our diet. From breakfast fruits to more exotic offerings, this gallery is a mouthwatering display of ripe, juicy fruits.

Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can add to your diet. But, like anything, they can get boring if they're prepared the same way every time you eat them. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to spice them up.

Tomatoes are a versatile fruit that can be consumed raw, turned into various sauces and even drinks. Learn some new and creative ways to use this delicious annual fruit.

There are countless varieties of heirloom tomatoes. They come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Check out these pictures of heirloom tomatoes.

Autumn is a beautiful time of year when a crisp coolness fills the air. So bundle up and visit a pumpkin patch or get lost in a corn maze. It's time to enjoy all that mother nature has to offer.

An apple a day will keep the doctor away! Did you know that approximately 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States? Apples are a delicious fruit that is available year-round and they are full of vitamins and nutrients.

If you love history, mystery and happy endings, you'll enjoy learning about autumn apples. One of the earliest cultivated fruits, the apple has come a long way from its crabapple-like ancestors. Most apples have long and respected pedigrees.

Steamy summer days and yellow ears of grilled corn are behind us. The produce aisle is stocked with red and blue Indian corn. Can you actually eat it? What's the story behind this strange starch?

Rich in vitamin C and low in fat, cranberries have been used for centuries in everything from medicine to a dye for clothes and fabrics. But what are some of the myths surrounding this popular fruit? And what can you do with it today?

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.

The kumquat is a member of the citrus family resembling a tiny orange. It can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. They can be candied, pickled and made into chutney, jellies and jams. Come learn more about these delicious little treasures.

Pineapples should smell aromatic and sweet in the supermarket. Read more tips in this article about how to pick a good pineapple.

Learn how to bake a potato, how to pick and store vegetables, and how to make Japanese-style vegetables at home in this this vegetable article. Come find out some more helpful culinary tips.

If you've ever asked yourself "How many different types of chili pepper are out there and how can I tell which one are hot and which are mild?", you will definitely find your answer in this article.