12 Things You Didn't Know About Veggies

We know that we need to eat fruits and veggies to keep healthy, but here are a few tasty tidbits we bet you didn't know!
  |  May 15, 2010
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  1. A medium tomato can give you 40% of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C?
  2. Half of a grapefruit can give you all the vitamin C your body needs for the day?
  3. Cauliflower means cabbage flower because it is a member of the cabbage family?
  4. You can just rub a cut onion to heal an insect bite?
  5. An apple, onion, and potato all taste the same? You think they taste different because of their smell. Test it! Pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.
  6. Broccoli is the only vegetable that is a flower? 
  7. The tomato was called the "Apple of Paradise" by the Germans and the "Apple of Love" by the French?
  8. Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables?
  9. Apples do a much better job than caffeine in perking you up in the morning?
  10. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin A?
  11. The inner temperature of a cucumber can be as low as 20 degrees cooler than the outside temp? Thus, the saying "cool as a cucumber."
  12. Eating too many carrots can give your skin a slight orange hue? Just stay off them for a while to return to your normal skin tone.

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