fun ag fact of the day: Turkey is the largest producer of apricots in the world.
fun ag fact of the day: Bananas are the most produced fruit in the world, roughly 33lbs each year for everyone on earth.
Fun ag fact of the day: Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%).
fun ag fact of the day: It takes 768 bees flying over 55,000 miles visiting 2 million flowers to produce 1lb of honey.
fun ag fact of the day: There are over 3,000 pear varieties grown throughout the world. These varieties include Green Anjou, Red Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, Concorde, Forelle, Seckle and Starkrimson. Each variety has its own unique flavor, smell and texture.
fun ag fact of the day: Washington is the top pear producing stated, followed by California, Oregon, New York and Pennsylvania.
fun ag fact of the day: The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
fun ag fact of the day: Moro oranges are also called blood oranges.
fun ag fact of the day: Plums belong to the Prunus genus of plants and are relatives of the peach, nectarine and almond. They are all considered “drupes,” fruits that have a hard stone pit surrounding their seeds. When plums are dried, they are known as prunes.
fun ag fact of the day: Twenty-nine cuts of beef meet government guidelines for lean.
fun ag fact of the day: Beef is a nutrient-dense food and is the #1 source of protein, vitamin B12 and zinc.
fun ag fact of the day: Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
fun ag fact of the day: The United States and Canada are ranked 1st & 2nd and account for roughly 85% of the world’s production of blueberries, followed by France in 3rd.
fun ag fact of the day: There is an estimated 1,500 different types of tea.
fun ag fact of the day: There are two basic methods employed in processing corn kernels. They are known as “dry milling” and “wet milling.”
Dry milling is the process in which corn is separated into flour, corn meal, grits and other products by soaking corn kernels in water, then removing the germ for processing into oil. The remaining parts of the kernel are ground and sieved into various fractions.
Wet milling is the process by which corn is separated into starch (syrup, ethanol, corn starch), germ (oil), and fiber and gluten (animal feed) by soaking corn kernels in water (and often sulfur dioxide) before separating them into the components above by grinding and centrifuge.
fun ag fact of the day: Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for consumption of food and drink for Americans, behind Thanksgiving Day.
fun ag fact of the day: Oenophobia is an intense fear or hatred of wine.
fun ag fact of the day: The smell of young wine is called an “aroma” while a more mature wine offers a more subtle “bouquet.”
fun ag fact of the day: Asparagus can be green, white or purple.
fun ag fact of the day: In 1900, the death rate in the US from gastritis, duodentitis, enteritis, and colitis was 142.7 people per 100,000. Today, just 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people.