Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tidbit Thursday - Did you know?

It's Tidbit Thursday! A new Within the Kitchen weekly feature where I'll share a few interesting (at least to me) bits of food and cooking information that I've learned during the week. If you have any tidbits you want to share send them to me at and I'll feature as many as I can.

Tidbit - noun
1 : a choice morsel of food
2 : a choice or pleasing bit (as of information)

Tidbit Thursday - Did you know?

  • Lemons are picked when they are green by most commercial producers of the fruit. Their colour changes when ethylene gas is added to the storage bins.
  • According to the Sunkist(tm) website, the Meyer lemon, actually a cross between a lemon and possibly an orange or a mandarin, was named for Frank N. Meyer who first discovered it in 1908. 
  • 3 tbsp of juice can be squeezed from an average lemon.
  • 2 tbsp of juice can be squeezed from an average lime (persian limes not key limes which are smaller).
  • Eight strawberries will provide 140 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for kids.
  • The strawberry is the only fruit with the seeds on the outside of the fruit.
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.
  • 25% of an apple's volume is air. That's why they float.
  • The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie.
Pie Pops are mini pies on stick!
Click for recipe.
Hope you learned something new...check back next week for more Tidbit Thursday!


  1. Thank you so much for the tidbits!

  2. That's very interesting! Thanks for those juicy tidbits!

  3. All I want to know is where is this Roman rye goat cheese honey pie recipe? Sounds...delicious?