Fun fact! Camelina oil has a desirable 2:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid content. The oil comprises 38% omega-3 fatty acids as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and unlike flaxseed, which has a similarly high ALA content, camelina oil has a much longer shelf life due to high levels of gamma-tocopherol (vitamin E).
Fun Fact! Italy is the only country in the world that produces more than 30 varieties of honey. Ironically, it is also the country that consumes the least amount of honey.
Fun Fact! As an avocado grows, so does its fruit, meaning that the fruit’s seed-to-fruit ratio remains relatively constant.
Fun Fact! While white and red mulberries can survive subzero temperatures, black mulberries are sensitive to cold and cannot survive the same conditions.
Fun Fact! That would be California. However, the majority of avocados eaten in the U.S. are imported.
Fun Fact! The U.S. is one of the few nations in the world capable of growing chestnuts, yet U.S. chestnut production is less than 1% of the total world production. The U.S. imported 3,200 metric tons of chestnuts in 2017.
Fun Fact! Mulberries are harvested by physically shaking the tree to obtain the fruit.
Fun Fact! Compared to bananas, pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is higher in vitamin C and niacin. Compared to apples, bananas, and oranges, pawpaws are higher in calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese. The fruit also has more essential amino acids than apples.
Fun Fact! Mulberry trees (Morus spp.) can sometimes switch sexes from male to female and vice versa.
Fun Fact! Botanically, peanuts are not actually nuts, but legumes (a member of the pea and bean family).