Fun Facts

Cucumber Colors

Nov 16, 2017

Although green cucumbers are most common, cucumbers can actually come in many different colors, including white, yellow, and even orange.

Grapefruit Size

Nov 9, 2017

The largest, widely available citrus fruit is the grapefruit.

Ancient Egyptians and Aloe

Nov 2, 2017

Some say that ancient Egyptian queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti used aloe in their skincare regimens.

Artichoke Capital

Oct 25, 2017

Nearly all of the artichokes in the U.S. are grown in Castroville, a town in California’s Monterey County, which calls itself the “Artichoke Capital of the World.”

Bobbing for Apples

Oct 19, 2017

Bobbing for apples started as an ancient Celtic marriage game. The first person to bite into the apple was predicted to be the next to get married.

Mangoes in India

Oct 12, 2017

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.

Fun Fact: Kansas and Wheat

Oct 5, 2017

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.

Fun Fact: Grocery Store Prices

Sep 28, 2017

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.

Cucumber Plant Family

Sep 21, 2017

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) are considered a gourd and part of the same plant family as watermelons and cantaloupes.