Mangoes were first grown in India more than 5000 years ago.Today, India is the largest producer of mangoes; however, the country only accounts for 1% of international mango trade because its citizens consume most of the mango grown in the country.
Kansas is America’s leading wheat-producing state. The state generates enough wheat annually to bake 36 billion loaves of bread, which is the equivalent of six loaves for every person on the planet.
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.