The average orange consists of 10 segments.
White asparagus and green asparagus come from the same plant species. The only difference is in how they are grown. White asparagus is grown underground and deprived of light, while green asparagus is grown above the ground. Both can be used interchangeably in cooking.
It’s said that Christopher Columbus introduced melons to the New World, transporting their seeds across the ocean.
Broccoli has been grown in the United States since 1925.
What U.S. consumers typically think of as orange “yams” are actually sweet potatoes. A true yam is generally imported from the Caribbean and contain a pinkish white center.
Watermelons get their name from their high water content (approximately 92%).
Artichokes were considered a delicacy and aphrodisiac by ancient Romans. The wealthiest Romans would eat artichokes with honey, vinegar, and cumin.
The average American eats 11.6 pounds of apples per year.
Corn (maize), beans, and squash have been called the “three sisters” because Native Americans historically planted them in a group, believing they thrive best when together.
Darker lettuce greens are considered more nutritious than lighter greens because they are richer in nutrients like vitamin A and carotenoids.