Interesting facts about preserves

Preserves are similar to jams but have larger chunks, or even whole pieces of fruit, in them after they’re cooked. Preserves are made from fruit mixed with sugar and usually pectin. Pectin is a naturally occurring substance found in berries, apples and other fruit. When heated together with sugar, it causes a thickening that is … Read more

Interesting facts about nectarines

Nectarine is a smooth-skinned peach of the family Rosaceae. It distinguish from the peach in aroma, skin texture, and flavor, but they resemble peach color, size and shape of seed. The expression of a recessive allele is thought to be responsible for the smooth skin of nectarine fruits, which lack the fuzzy trichomes (plant hairs) … Read more

Interesting facts about gooseberries

Gooseberries are small, round to oval berries. They are found in the Northern Hemisphere. Gooseberries are native to Europe, the Caucasus and northern Africa. They are sparingly naturalized in scattered locations in North America. Gooseberries are extremely hardy and are grown almost as far north as the Arctic Circle. They thrive in moist, heavy clay … Read more

Interesting facts about berries

In everyday English, a berry is any small edible fruit. Berries are usually juicy, round, brightly colored, sweet or sour, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present. Common examples are strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, redcurrants, blackcurrant, huckleberries, bilberries and bearberries. In botany, a berry is a fleshy fruit … Read more

Interesting facts about goji berries

Goji, goji berry or wolfberry is the fruit of Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense. These are two very closely related species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (which also includes the potato, tomato, eggplant, deadly nightshade, chili pepper, and tobacco). The two species are native to Asia. The berries grow on hardy, deciduous shrubs of … Read more

Interesting facts about persimmons

The persimmon is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. The most widely cultivated of these is the Asian or Japanese persimmon, Diospyros kaki. It is native to China, where it has been cultivated for centuries and more than two thousand different cultivars exist. It spread to Korea … Read more

Interesting facts about huckleberries

Huckleberry, any of several species of small fruit-bearing shrubs of the genus Gaylussacia (family Ericaceae). Huckleberries are found throughout eastern North America and the Andes and other mountainous regions of South America. They grow wild on subalpine slopes, forests, bogs and lake basins. The small, round berries resemble blueberries. In fact, in some parts of … Read more

Interesting facts about bilberries

Bilberry is a European berry shrub that is related to the blueberry, huckleberry, and bearberry plants that grow in the United States. It is found in woods and on heaths, chiefly in hilly districts of Great Britain, northern Europe, and Asia. Bilberries have been part of the human diet for thousands of years. They spread … Read more

Interesting facts about rambutan

The rambutan is a fruit that grows on tropical tree. The word rambutan is derived from the Malay word rambut which means “hair”, a reference to the numerous hairy protuberances of the fruit. The rambutan is native to the Indonesian region, and other regions of tropical Southeast Asia. Around the 13th to 15th centuries, Arab … Read more