Fruit & Vegetable of the Month


Berries

Fun Facts:

  • Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside.
  • The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of blueberries.
  • A single raspberry or blackberry fruit is made up of many little fruits or “drupelets” all clustered together.  Each drupelet contains its own seed.
  • Berries are a great snack because they are low in calories and high in fiber.
  • Vitamin C is abundant in berries.

Peas

Peas in the Garden

 


Fun Facts:

  • Peas are green because they are harvested when not fully mature. If peas are left to ripen, they turn yellow in color.
  • Pea is excellent source of dietary fibers, proteins, vitamins C, B3, B9 and beta-carotene and minerals such as zinc and iron.
  • Only five per cent of peas grown are sold fresh. Most are either frozen or canned.
  • A 100-calorie serving of peas (three quarters of a cup) contains more protein than a whole egg or tablespoon of peanut butter.
  • Each spear of asparagus has just 4 calories and contains no fat or cholesterol.

Check out this month’s tip sheets: Berry Picking and  Walk Every Day.