Fun fact! There are approximately 280 million egg-laying chickens in the U.S. Each chicken produces between 250 and 300 eggs per year.
Fun Fact! Cinnamon comes in many varieties, including Cassia cinnamon (native to China and most commonly sold in the U.S.) and Ceylon cinnamon (native to Sri Lanka).
Fun Fact! American pioneer and nurseryman John Chapman, also known as “Johnny Appleseed,” born in 1774, is credited with introducing apples to America’s Midwest.
Fun Fact! There are two types of chamomile, German and Roman.
Fun Fact! Ginkgo has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. In early times, Chinese royalty were given ginkgo nuts for senility.
Fun Fact! The world’s largest chicken egg was recorded in 2010 as measuring 9.1 inches in diameter. It was laid by a brave hen in the UK named Harriet.
Fun Fact! Apples are thought to have been eaten by humans for at least 750,000 years.
Fun Fact! Who makes the most strawberries in the U.S.? That would be California and Florida, the top two strawberry-producing states.
Fun Fact! One acre of hemp can yield an average of 700 pounds of grain, which can be pressed into 22 gallons of oil and 530 pounds of meal. The same acreage will also produce an average of 5,300 pounds of straw that can be transformed into approximately 1,300 pounds of fiber.
Fun Fact! This is what is required to produce 1 kg of honey: one million flowers and 50,000 bee flights, with 40 mg of nectar collected during each flight (2 g nectar=1 g honey). Each beehive can produce about 20 kg of honey each year.