5 Veggie Facts You Probably Didn't Know

It's #NationalEatYourVegetablesDay and, naturally, this food holiday is a trending topic on Twitter this morning. In recognition of the green holiday, I thought it would be the perfect chance to read up on some fun veggie facts.

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It's #NationalEatYourVegetablesDay and, naturally, this food holiday is a trending topic on Twitter this morning.





So in recognition of this mean, green food holiday, I thought it would be the perfect chance to read up on some fun veggie facts. Crunch on this:

  1. Oregon adults rank the highest in vegetable consumption.
  2. While the potato gets lots of love (at least in my family), it's actually only the fourth most-produced crop in the world. Before it comes maize, rice and wheat.
  3. Potatoes are the most-eaten vegetable in the U.S. Next comes tomatoes, sweet corn, onions, lettuce (leaf and romaine) and cucumbers.
  4. No matter which way you slice and dice it, watermelons are actually a vegetable.The watermelon is traced back to the squash, pumpkin and cucumber family known as Cucurbitaceae. But don't worry, it's still a fruit, too. 
  5. And since we are on the topic of watermelons, did you know Japan has some shaped like cubes...and hearts.
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