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Long Live Olive Trees
Olive trees can live anywhere between 300 and 600 years on average, and some can live for more than 1,000 years.
Lavender and Insect Repellant
Lavender oil is often used to create natural insect repellants for both animals and people.
Honey and Wound Healing
During World War I, soldiers used honey as a means of accelerating wound healing and preventing infection.
Although green cucumbers are most common, cucumbers can actually come in many different colors, including white, yellow, and even orange.
The largest, widely available citrus fruit is the grapefruit.
Ancient Egyptians and Aloe
Some say that ancient Egyptian queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti used aloe in their skincare regimens.
Nearly all of the artichokes in the U.S. are grown in Castroville, a town in California’s Monterey County, which calls itself the “Artichoke Capital of the World.”
Bobbing for Apples
Bobbing for apples started as an ancient Celtic marriage game. The first person to bite into the apple was predicted to be the next to get married.
Mangoes in India
Mangoes were first grown in India more than 5000 years ago.Today, India is the largest producer of mangoes; however, the country only accounts for 1% of international mango trade because its citizens consume most of the mango grown in the country.
Fun Fact: Kansas and Wheat
Kansas is America’s leading wheat-producing state. The state generates enough wheat annually to bake 36 billion loaves of bread, which is the equivalent of six loaves for every person on the planet.