Fun Facts

Tomato fear

May 16, 2019

Fun Fact: In the late 1700s, many Europeans feared tomatoes, believing that they were poisonous (which obviously is not true). The fact is that many European aristocrats died from eating tomatoes off of pewter plates. These plates were high in lead content and responsible for deaths from lead poisoning.

Darker carrots

May 9, 2019

Fun Fact: The darker a carrot’s color is, the more beta-carotene it contains.

Sweet peppers and hot peppers

May 2, 2019

Fun Fact: Peppers come in two general varieties: sweet (mild) and chili (hot). The most common sweet pepper is the bell pepper.

Strawberries and raspberries not berries?

April 25, 2019

Fun Fact: Strawberries and raspberries are technically not berries. Unlike true berries that stem from one flower with one ovary, strawberries and raspberries come from a single flower with more than one ovary.

Onions and weather

April 18, 2019

People once believed that the thickness of an onion’s skin could predict the severity of the winter to come. A thick skin predicted a rough winter, while thin skin meant milder weather.

Cabbage varieties

April 11, 2019

There are more than 100 types of cabbage grown worldwide. In the United States, the most common types of cabbage are green, red, and Savoy cabbage, while the most common types of Chinese cabbage are Bok Choy and Napa cabbage.

Orange juice in America

March 14, 2019

Americans’ combined consumption of orange juice and fresh oranges makes oranges the most consumed fruit in the United States.