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It would take over 10 billion Pecans lined end to end to reach the moon! Check out more fun facts on Pecans. Here is a shot of what Pecans look like before they reach your pantry!

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The state of Washington is the lead grower of Pears in U.S. The fruit is considered the third most valuable tree crop grown there, behind cherries and apples, of course.

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Peanut Butter Fruit is said to have a texture, smell, and taste similar to peanut butter. As a huge fan of peanut butter, this fruit has just made my list of things to try!!

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Did you know 4 of the top 10 candy bars produced in the United States contain peanuts or peanut butter? Here are some more interesting facts you may not have known about peanuts. =)

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Archaeologists believe Peach Palm was cultivated in Costa Rica over 4000 years ago!

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Properties in Passionfruit can be used as a sleep aid. The fruit contain traces of the sedative compound harman. According to National Institute of Health, Harman has traditionally been used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness.

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Papain is an enzyme found in young Papaya. During the filming of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Harrison Ford suffered a ruptured disc and was treated with Papain injections.

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Palmyra Palm is available in Africa, Asia, and New Guinea. With a hard shell similar to a coconut, it is difficult to get into. This video shows how it's done in Bangladesh. I probably wouldn't try this at home!

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In the Visayan Islands, Otaheite Gooseberries are used to sour soups and other dishes because of their taste.

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Oroblanco require less warmer temperatures than grapefruit to become sweeter, making them ideal to cultivate in places like California.

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