Fun Facts

Orange segments

December 14, 2018

The average orange consists of 10 segments.

White asparagus

December 14, 2018

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.

Christopher Columbus and melons

December 13, 2018

It’s said that Christopher Columbus introduced melons to the New World, transporting their seeds across the ocean.

Sweet potato name

November 29, 2018

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.

Artichokes and ancient Romans

November 15, 2018

Artichokes were considered a delicacy and aphrodisiac by ancient Romans. The wealthiest Romans would eat artichokes with honey, vinegar, and cumin.

Apple consumption

November 5, 2018

The average American eats 11.6 pounds of apples per year.

The three sisters

November 1, 2018

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.

Lettuce color

October 25, 2018

Darker lettuce greens are considered more nutritious than lighter greens because they are richer in nutrients like vitamin A and carotenoids.