18. Almonds Have More Calcium Than Milk
Milk is always associated with a good dose of calcium for strong teeth and bones. Therefore, it may be surprising to learn that, cup for cup, almonds contain more calcium than milk. One cup of whole almonds provides 378 mg of this essential mineral. Meanwhile, while one cup of whole milk contains 276 mg, or 28% of the recommended daily value. Since you may not consume almonds by the cupful, one cup of Silk Original Almond Milk provides 45% of your recommended daily value of calcium.
17. Red Peppers Have More Vitamin C Than Oranges
It seems that most of us take it for granted that oranges are the gold standard when it comes to sources of vitamin C. Therefore, it may be shocking to learn that red bell peppers are higher in vitamin C than oranges are. One cup of chopped, red, sweet peppers contains 190mg of the sunshine vitamin. Meanwhile, one cup of orange segments contains only 96mg of vitamin C.
16. Tomatoes Are Fruits
You may have heard this one before, but tomatoes are fruits. Tomatoes often show up in savory dishes. They also fit in quite well on a veggie platter with carrot sticks, celery, and broccoli. However, the fact that tomatoes come from the ovary of a flower makes them a fruit. Another surprising fruit is the zucchini.