Fun Facts

Fun Fact: Where Does Chocolate Milk Come From?

Sep 7, 2017

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.

Fun Fact: Sage as Preservative

Aug 31, 2017

Even Ancient Greeks and Romans used sage (Salvia officinalis) as a meat preservative. Scientists now know that sage’s terpene antioxidants help reduce spoilage.

Fun Fact: Apricot

Aug 24, 2017

Apricots are a good source of vitamin A and C, as well as fiber.

Fun Fact: Wine States

Aug 17, 2017

California is the leading wine-producing state in the U.S. and is the fourth leading wine producer after France, Italy, and Spain.

Fun Fact: Banana Colors

Aug 10, 2017

Sweet-banana skins are most commonly known to be yellow, but ripe banana skins can also be red, pink, purple, and black.

Fun Fact: Kale and Spinach

Aug 3, 2017

Kale and spinach are the top food sources of eye-health nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, per USDA’s Food Composition Database.

Fun Fact: Spam

Jul 27, 2017

Hawaii residents consume more Spam per capita than any other state in the United States.

Fun Fact: Vegetarians

Jul 20, 2017

According to a recent Harris Poll, approximately 3.3% of total U.S. adults report being full-time vegetarians, with the highest percentages of vegetarians found in Northeastern states.

Fun Fact: Cacao as Currency

Jul 5, 2017

The ancient Aztecs used cacao beans as currency. In fact, the beans were so valuable, some even made counterfeit cacao beans.