Fun Facts

Avocados as butter

Oct 16, 2018

18th-century European sailors called avocados “midshipman’s butter” and spread it on their hardtack.

Banana consumption

Oct 11, 2018

The average American eats 11.3 pounds of bananas each year.

U.S. apricot growing

Sep 27, 2018

Ninety-five percent of U.S.-grown apricots are grown in the San Joaquin Valley and other parts of northern California.

Onion Breath

Sep 20, 2018

Chewing fresh parsley helps get rid of onion breath.

Pineapple Name

Sep 13, 2018

The word pineapple was coined in the mid-17th century due to the fruit's resemblance to a pine cone.

Cantaloupe Popularity

Sep 6, 2018

Cantaloupes are the most popular type of melon consumed in the United States.

Banana Seeds

Aug 23, 2018

The yellow Cavendish bananas most of us eat today have been bred to be seedless. The little black dots in the middle of the banana are immature seeds that won’t develop. However, some wild banana fruits do contain hard seeds.

Carrot Popularity

Aug 16, 2018

Carrots experienced a resurgence in popularity in the U.S. when “baby carrots” were introduced in 1986. Since then, baby carrots have become the fastest-growing segment of the carrot industry and are among the most popular produce items sold in supermarkets.