Fun Facts

Ice Cream and Cow’s Milk

Mar 29, 2018

Americans love ice cream. In fact, 9% of all of the cow’s milk in America is used to make ice cream.

Onion Popularity

Mar 22, 2018

Onions are the third most popular vegetable in the U.S.

U.S. Food Budget

Mar 15, 2018

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.

Highbush Blueberries

Mar 8, 2018

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.

Chicken Popularity

Mar 1, 2018

Since 1970, the number of chickens available for each person in the U.S. to eat has more than doubled.

Apricot Origins

Feb 22, 2018

Apricots originated in China more than 4,000 years ago.

New York City, the Big Onion

Feb 15, 2018

According to some, before it became popularly known as “The Big Apple,” New York City was called “The Big Onion.”

Apples and Bananas

Feb 8, 2018

Apples and bananas are the most popular fresh (whole) fruits in America. 

Almonds Need Downtime, Too!

Feb 1, 2018

Almond trees are “dormant” and do not produce almonds during the cold-weather months of November through February.