Carotenoids in fruits and vegetables enhance skin color, making those who incorporate them in their diet more attractive to other people.
Consuming more than five servings of fruits and vegetables could reduced the risk of COPD among former and current smokers.
A new study suggests that increased fruit consumption during pregnancy can lead to significant increases in infant cognitive performance.
The extinction of large fruit-eating animals from tropical rainforests could make climate change worse. Researchers suggest refocusing conservation efforts to ensure these animals are around to disperse trees’ seeds and promote growth in these essential carbon sinks.
Fossilized peach pits unearthed in China suggest the deliciously juicy fruits were around long before humans began domesticating them.
Although researchers have long believed mouse-eared bats strictly fed on insects, it appears they also consume local fruits. In doing so, they help to disperse seeds that ensures the growth of local fauna.
Researchers found that pineapples utilize a unique photosynthesis that protects the plants from loosing too much water during the day. This allows the fruits to be juicy even though they grow in dry environments.
In terms of health benefits from their inherent antioxidants, exotic Ceylon gooseberries are giving blueberries and cranberries a run for their money, a new study shows.
Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means spooky costumes, trick-or-treating, and caramel apples! However, it's not just unwrapped candy that vigilant parents should look out for. According to new research, Listeria monocytogenes can grow on candy-coated apples.
Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to inspect each and every apple, plum, or pear for ripeness at the grocery store? Standing at a fruit stand assessing potential purchases is not only time consuming, but relatively inaccurate. Now researchers have introduced a device that helps fruit suppliers measure ripeness, allowing for their fruits to hit shelves and stands at the perfect time.
Sweet and sugary mangos are doing something strange for obese adults suffering from high blood sugar. According to a new study, eating about half a mango a day may actually lower blood sugar levels.
Just by looking at different peach pits, researchers believe they can trace the wild history of the domestic peach all to way to about 7,500 years ago. That at least according to a recent study in an international collaboration between US and Chinese researchers.