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Asparagus is a member of the lily family, which also includes onions, leeks, and garlic, but asparagus has a unique mild flavor, nothing like the flavor of its onion cousins.  

Asparagus plants are perennials, which means the same asparagus plant will produce spears year after year. In fact, one plant may produce spears for up

to 25 years!



The bright orange color of carrots tell you they’re an excellent source of Vitamincarrot.jpg (11952 bytes) A which is important for good eyesight, especially at night. Vitamin A helps your body fight infection, and keeps your skin and hair healthy.


Blueberries are the second most popular berry in the United States.


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fruit.JPG (7681 bytes)Onions contain a mild antibiotic that fights infections, soothes burns, tames bee stings and relieves the itch of athletes foot.
• Archeologists have found evidence that humans have enjoyed eating apples since 6500 B.C. Each of us eats more than 19 pounds of apples annually.
• Grapes are one of the oldest cultivated fruits. They have been around for more than 8,000 years.
• Americans eat about 125 pounds of potatoes a year, about half from fresh potatoes and half in processed foods.



cornear.JPG (24966 bytes)One bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of pop.
• There are about 600 kernels on each ear of corn.
• Farmers grow corn on every continent except Antarctica.
• Each tassel on a corn plant releases as many as 5 million grains of pollen.



An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment.

• Almost a third of the world’s total land area is covered by forests.
• Some tissue-making machines can produce as many as 6000 feet of toilet tissuetree01.gif (1395 bytes) every minute out of trees.

• About 1.5 million tons of ground cocoa beans from the tropical tree are used each year to make chocolate and cocoa products. That’s greater than the weight of more than 300,000 elephants!

• Every year in the United States each person uses the equivalent of one tree, 100 feet tall and 16 inches in diameter, to fulfill their wood and paper needs.


Bananas are the most popular fruit in America. The average person eats 33

 pounds of bananas a year!


A single baked potato contains less than 250 calories and is over 99% fat free.

Bell peppers are usually sold green, but they can also be red, purple or yellow.

Tomatoes are very high in the carotenoid Lycopene; eating foods with carotenoids can lower your risk of cancer.

Other vegetables high in carotenoids are carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, and collard greens.

Most of the nutrients in a potato reside just below the skin layer.

A horn worm can eat an entire tomato plant by itself in one day!

In the United States, more tomatoes are consumed than any other single fruit or vegetable!

California produces almost all of the broccoli sold in the United States.

White potatoes were first cultivated by local Indians in the Andes Mountains of South America.