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Fun Ag Facts XIII

fun ag fact of the day: Pumpkins are usually orange but can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red.

fun ag fact of the day: Pomegranates will make a metallic sound when tapped when ripe

fun ag fact of the day: tart cherries contain 19 times the of beta carotene of blueberries and strawberries.

Fun ag fact of the day: The United States is the largest importer of pumpkins in the world.

Fun ag fact of the day: Italy is the world’s largest producer of artichokes, kiwi fruit, peeled tomatoes, vermouth, and wine!

fun ag fact of the day: There are over 700 varieties of peaches!

fun ag fact of the day: China is the largest producer of peaches in the world; they consider the peach as a symbol of longevity and good luck.

fun ag fact of the day: Both the Texas State Fair and Minnesota claim to have invented the first corn dog, sometime around 1940.

fun ag fact of the day: It’s nation filet mignon day! Filet Mignon comes from the tenderloin or psoas major muscle, which lays along both sides of the beef animal’s spine. It means “Dainty Filet” in French. This cut is the most tender muscle in the beef animal and it’s delicious!!

fun ag fact of the day: there is only one gene that separates peaches and nectarines – the one with the fuzz.

fun ag fact of the day: California is the nation’s number one Ice Cream producer, churning out over 131 million gallons last year.

fun ag fact of the day: 1 gallon of milk equals approximately 345 udder squirts!

fun ag fact of the day: There are more than 1,200 varieties of watermelon. CA and AZ are top producers.

fun ag fact of the day: cotton is in the same family as hibiscus, okra, and swamp mallow.

fun ag fact of the day: 99% of the commercial U.S. supply and 3/4 of the world trade of walnuts now come from California.

fun ag fact of the day: Cucumbers are believed to have originated in India 3,000 years ago.

fun  ag fact of the day: Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees, and are one of the only two nuts mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 43:11). Humans have eaten pistachio nuts for at least 9,000 years.

fun ag fact of the day: A pig’s squeal can be as loud as 115 decibels, 3 decibels higher than the sound of a supersonic airliner.

fun ag fact of the day: Spain in the second largest producer in the world of almonds, citrus juice (conc), mule meat, strawberries, tangerines & vermouth.

fun ag fact of the day: Spain in the largest producer in the world of carobs, olives & olive oil.

fun ag fact of the day: The United States is the largest producer of soybeans in the world followed by Brazil & Argentina. The United States, Brazil & Argentina produce roughly 80% of the world’s soybeans.

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