What We Grow
Bell Peppers are actually fruits.
Compared to green peppers, red peppers are known to have more vitamins and nutrients and contain the antioxidant lycopene.
Cantaloupe are the most popular melon in the United States.
An average size cantaloupe contains just 100 calories!
Cucumbers contain Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
The term “cool as a cucumber” is actually derived from the cucumber’s ability to cool the temperature of the blood. Also when applied topically, cucumber really does cool the blood and eases facial swelling, which is why cucumbers are so popular in facial regimens.
Green beans are among the most popular garden plants in the world.
Green beans, when eaten raw, are mildly toxic. Nevertheless, you can still toss raw beans in your salad or eat them fresh from the garden as long as you do so in limited amounts. Since these toxins are more concentrated in the seeds than in the pod, it would be advisable to choose young pods that have small seeds. Cooking will break down the toxins and render the beans safe to eat.
An average American eats more than 8 pounds of pickles a year.
In the U.S., pickles are made in 30 of the 50 states with Michigan and North Carolina making the most pickles.
About 40,000 acres are dedicated for the cultivation of Jalapenos in Mexico.
Jalapenos were the first peppers that traveled into space on a NASA shuttle.
There is one strand of silk for each kernel on a cob.
One acre of land can produce 14,000 pounds of sweet corn.
Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica.
An ear of corn always has even number rows.
Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchini's are small- to medium-sized and the darker the skin, the richer the nutrients.
Squash is a member of the cucurbit family, which also includes melons, cucumbers, pumpkins and gourds.
Eggplants aren't really vegetables, they're berries.
It has by far the highest level of nicotine than any other vegetables. But it’s such a small amount that there’s really no need for concern. You would have to eat between 20 and 40 pounds of eggplant to consume the amount of nicotine you’d get smoking one cigarette.
The tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable.
There are more than 7500 tomato varieties grown around the world.
China is the largest producer of tomatoes, accounting for one quarter of the worlds production in 2009. The United States and India are the second and third highest producers respectively.
Originally developed in the 1990’s, these tiny tomatoes have become popular because of their sweetness and one-bite size.
They average between one-half and three-quarters of an inch in length.
There are 45 different varieties of pumpkins. While the round orange pumpkin is the most recognizable pumpkin, pumpkins come in many different shapes, sizes and colors.
Pumpkins are 90% water.
Green and Black Watermelon
Watermelon is both a fruit and vegetable.
It is 92% water.
Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.