According to USDA, grocery store food prices were lower in the first quarter of 2017 than they were in the first quarter of 2016, with price decreases “in just about all at-home food categories,” including eggs, fresh vegetables, and beef.
Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) are considered a gourd and part of the same plant family as watermelons and cantaloupes.
Acerola contains more vitamin C than any other fruit, including oranges.
An April 2017 poll of 1000 American adults found that 7% of respondents believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The poll was conducted by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.
Even Ancient Greeks and Romans used sage (Salvia officinalis) as a meat preservative. Scientists now know that sage’s terpene antioxidants help reduce spoilage.
Apricots are a good source of vitamin A and C, as well as fiber.
California is the leading wine-producing state in the U.S. and is the fourth leading wine producer after France, Italy, and Spain.
Sweet-banana skins are most commonly known to be yellow, but ripe banana skins can also be red, pink, purple, and black.
Kale and spinach are the top food sources of eye-health nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, per USDA’s Food Composition Database.
Hawaii residents consume more Spam per capita than any other state in the United States.