The average American consumes 7.5 pounds of onions per year, as of 2014, according to USDA.
Americans’ consumption of pizza and French fries is partly what makes potatoes and tomatoes the two most popular vegetables in America.
During almond-harvesting season (mid-August through October), mechanical tree “shakers” harvest almonds by vigorously shaking trees and causing almonds to fall to the ground, where they are left to dry for 8-10 days.
Americans love ice cream. In fact, 9% of all of the cow’s milk in America is used to make ice cream.
Onions are the third most popular vegetable in the U.S.
Americans spend nearly a third of their food purchasing eating out at restaurants and foodservice establishments. In 2014, Americans spent approximately 5.5% of their disposable personal income on food eaten at home and 4.3% of their disposable personal income on food away from home.
Most of the blueberries sold in U.S. grocery stores, and the most common type of blueberry cultivated around the world, are Northern highbush blueberries. Highbush blueberries are said to be more resistant to diseases compared to other kinds of blueberries.
Since 1970, the number of chickens available for each person in the U.S. to eat has more than doubled.
Apricots originated in China more than 4,000 years ago.
According to some, before it became popularly known as “The Big Apple,” New York City was called “The Big Onion.”