Produce an Athlete

Tips on Healthful Eating with fruits and vegetables for Young Athletes



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Did you know that...

  • Unlike most fruits, pears ripen better off the tree?
  • Figs provide more fiber than any other common fruit or vegetable?
  • British sailors used to be called "Limeys" because they ate citrus fruits to prevent scurvy on long sea voyages?
  • Some Chinese varieties of peaches are flat like donuts?
  • Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside?
  • Bell peppers can be green, red, yellow, orange or purple?
  • Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same?
  • Many of the nutrients in a potato are located just below the skin?
  • Hawaii is the leading producer of bananas in the US?
  • Lychee trees can live for more than 100 years?
  • The first carrots were white, purple and yellow?
  • Ancient Greeks awarded celery to winners of sports events?
  • Broccoflower is a cross between cauliflower and broccoli. It has more vitamin C than oranges and more vitamin A than either broccoli or cauliflower?

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