Peanut oil can be processed to produce glycerol, a component used to make the explosive liquid nitroglycerine, which is a key ingredient in dynamite.
The average American consumes about 3000 calories during the Thanksgiving meal.
In 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. More recently, in 2015, astronauts on the International Space Station ate red romaine lettuce grown in space.
Americans are consuming five times as much food dye today as they did in 1955. Artificial colors Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6 are the most widely used food dyes.
Cranberries bounce when they’re ripe. Many cranberry farmers today use a machine that simulates bouncing to sort out the freshest cranberries.
Worried about cavities this Halloween? Onions contain antimicrobial compounds that researchers have found may destroy the bacteria responsible for tooth decay.
The pumpkin, a close relative of the zucchini and the watermelon, is an excellent source of vitamin A. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in potassium.
Beets offer the highest sugar content of any vegetable. They are also an excellent source of folate.
Often used as Christmas trees, spruce trees are a rich source of lignans.
Artichokes are one of the highest vegetable sources of antioxidants. They are also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.