Fun Facts

Mangoes as Gifts

Jun 7, 2018

A basket of mangoes is considered an esteemed gift in India and commonly given as a gesture of friendship both in business and in personal life.

Artichokes Are Flowers

May 31, 2018

Artichokes are actually flowers. If allowed to flower, their violet-blue blossoms can measure up to seven inches in diameter.

Blueberry Producers

May 10, 2018

More than 98% of all U.S. blueberries are produced by a combined 10 states: California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.

Chocolate Milk versus White Milk

May 3, 2018

The main difference between white milks and flavored milks like chocolate milk is a higher carbohydrate and calorie content stemming from the addition of sweeteners. Both flavored and white milks provide the same nine essential nutrients (calcium, protein, vitamin D, phosphorus, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, and niacin).

U.S. Food Expenditure

Apr 26, 2018

Food purchases account for 12.5% of the average American’s household expenditures, behind housing and transportation.

U.S. Onion Consumption

Apr 19, 2018

The average American consumes 7.5 pounds of onions per year, as of 2014, according to USDA.

Pizza and French Fries

Apr 12, 2018

Americans’ consumption of pizza and French fries is partly what makes potatoes and tomatoes the two most popular vegetables in America.

Shake It Up!

Apr 5, 2018

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.