Garden Veggie Straws, which shows fresh vegetables on the bag, and are promoted as a healthy alternative to chips, are actually made of salt, starch, and tomato paste. They have less nutrition than actual potato chips and the manufacturer, which has a history of false claims, is now being sued. nypost.com/2017/07/06/the…
Strawberries top the 'Dirty Dozen' list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides time.com/5234787/dirty-do…
John Glenn was the first American to eat in space. His menu included a toothpaste-like tube filled with pureed beef and vegetables, a tube packed with applesauce, and some sugar tablets that he dissolved in water. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
The mafia used to control the artichoke industry in NYC, ultimately leading to Mayor LaGuardia banning the vegetable in 1930 atlasobscura.com/articles…
Corn is a grain, a vegetable and a fruit healthline.com/health/foo…
A loofah sponge is a vegetable you can grow yourself not something that grows in the sea. teenvogue.com/story/natur…
Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him so he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself. ""The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine", food taster Margot Woelk recalled cbc.ca/news/world/hitler-…
Japanese mayonnaise Kewpie, was started in 1925 by Tochiro Nakashima, whose goal was to create a condiment that made eating vegetables more enjoyable en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
The state of California produces half of the fruit and vegetables consumed in the US, as well as 99% of artichokes and walnuts and 95% of garlic. latimes.com/food/dailydis…
The Loofa Sponge is made from a vegetable known as the luffa gourd. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
In 2007, the Oklahoma State Senate passed a bill declaring the watermelon as the official state vegetable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned of a child that woke up from a coma and slowly turned into a vegetable state where he couldn't move. He was fully conscious the full time npr.org/sections/health-s…
A company in Tokyo decided to make their HQ into a vertical farm. They gave up 43,000 square feet of space to grow food. 200 species of fruits and vegetables are harvested and served to employees. There is a 1000-square-ft rice paddy in the entryway. faircompanies.com/videos/…
Mr. Potato Head was originally sold as just an assortment of facial features and accessories without a body, and it was up to the consumer to stick them in an actual potato. After complaints of rotting vegetables and new safety regulations, a plastic potato body was eventually included. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
The water chestnut is not a nut at all, but an aquatic vegetable en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The reason Super Mario Bros. 2 was a bit strange, with all the vegetable throwing etc. was that it was actually a re-branded game originally called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic. There was an actual SMB2 but it was deemed too hard by Nintendo USA. youtube.com/watch?v=MxT6I…
Today I learned of the greenhouses of Almeria, the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world. It covers 26,000 hectares and produces more than half of Europe's vegetables. The greenhouses reflect so much sunlight that the province is actually cooling. amusingplanet.com/2013/08…
Broccoli is a man made vegetable. It’s a human invention made from wild cabbage. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Potatoes are not botanically root vegetables. They are tubers, which are swollen sections of underground plant stems. Sweet potatoes, however, are root vegetables as they grow from enlarged lateral roots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
It is thought that Henry VIII suffered from malnutrition. Even though he ate about 5,000 calories a day, the menu was dominated by meat and bread, and since vegetables were considered β€œpeasant food” they weren’t used very much picturebritain.com/2012/1…
Pringle is not a potato chip. Procter & Gamble argued that Pringles were only 42% potato flour, with the rest mostly a slurry of wheat starch, corn and rice flour, and vegetable oil. They made this argument because according to Britain's 1994 VAT Act, potato products was subject to a 17.5% tax. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Reagan attempted to consider Ketchup a vegetable to make up for budget cuts to school lunches sutori.com/item/ketchup-i…
There is a gene called TAS2R38 and particular variants you’re born with determine how much you like certain vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. bicycling.com/news/a29777…
Criminals in the "Pillory" were not just pelted with vegetables. More popular were "rotten eggs, dead animals, or even excrement" bl.uk/learning/timeline/i…
The state vegetable of Oklahoma is the Watermelon. npr.org/2015/03/01/389945…
Dr. Shawn Baker, a California-based orthopedic surgeon, promotes the carnivore diet, where one eat animal products only. So, no vegetables, fruit, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, or any starches self.com/story/im-a-regis…
Matured bottle gourd (calabash/lauki) was made into utensils, musical instruments and flotation devices in early civilizations. Alternatively, it can be cooked as a vegetable when plucked young. valentine.gr/lagenaria_en…
Regularly drinking excessive amounts of Mountain Dew (2-8L/day) can cause a rare neurological disorder with symptoms of memory loss, fatigue, headache & involuntary movements. The disorder is due to bromine accumulating from the brominated vegetable oils used in some citrus-flavored drinks. snopes.com/fact-check/mou…
Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, & the Duchess of York all took part as team captains in slapstick TV gameshow The Grand Knockout Tournament, which featured ridiculous and somewhat humiliating games, like dressing up as giant vegetables and throwing fake hams at each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Before McDonald's switched from cooking its fries in beef tallow to vegetable oil, the fries had more saturated beef fat than their hamburgers. 1.cdn.edl.io/CHDvekuIjSZd…
Some vegetables can catch fire in the microwave due to their high mineral content npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1893, the United States Supreme Court ruled that tomatoes are vegetables healthline.com/nutrition/…
The National Trust implores us to stop urinating in a toilet, in order to save the water used in flushing, and instead wee onto compost heaps, which speeds up the chemical process of decomposition, making it a better fertiliser to grow vegetables and save even more energy in reducing food miles. telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
Ancient Israel was far from "the land of milk and honey," and instead people suffered from the lack of a balanced diet. By examining human remains, Dr MacDonald found evidence of iron-deficiency anaemia, consistent with a diet high in flat bread and low in meat and vegetables news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
In Ancient Egypt, elite dined off meat, fruit, vegetables, and honey-sweetened cakes enhanced by the finest of wines, but the poor were limited to a more monotonous diet of bread, fish, beans, onions and garlic washed down with a sweet, soupy beer historyextra.com/period/a…
In medieval times, all fruit and vegetables were cooked as it was believed that raw fruit and vegetables caused disease. One book from 1500 even warns: β€œBeware of green salads and raw fruits, for they will make your master sick”. bl.uk/the-middle-ages/art…
While Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, it is legally a fruit. In 1947, a New York court decided it so. myrecipes.com/how-to/cook…
Only 13% of Americans eat enough vegetables, while 71% eat excessive amounts of saturated fat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Between 2007-2014, U.S. consumers wasted nearly 150K tons of food per day - nearly a pound (422 grams) of food per person each day. While most people want to eat better, eating more fruit and vegetables, the study found that higher quality diets were associated with higher levels of food waste. phys.org/news/2018-04-peo…
Luffa sponges are harvested from a vegetable. More surprisingly, that vegetable is also edible and used by several Asian cultures when immature. floridata.com/plant/934
In the 1893 case Nix v. Hedden, the Supreme court determined that a tomato is legally a vegetable for tax purposes (Nix was trying to get out of paying a tariff on vegetables and not fruits) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
Cooking certain vegetables in the microwave can cause it to spark due to the iron content in the food. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Nail polish was originated about 3000 years ago in China and back then it was made with beewax, egg whites, gelatin and vegetable dyes. nailbeautician.com/2018/0…
Eating to much carrots and other fruit/ vegetables can cause Carotenosis which turns your hands orange Carotenosis most commonly occurs in vegetarians and young children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
"VeggieTales" never recreated any new testament stories from the bible because the show's creator, Phil Vischer, refused to portray Jesus as a vegetable. content.time.com/time/mag…
Built on the site of a pre-Columbian town, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens. Locals constructed branch and reed rafts on the lake, covered them with mud from the bottom of the lake, and cultivated fruits, vegetables, and flowers, which they shipped to Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) britannica.com/place/Xoch…
A theologican used archaeological and anthropological evidence to determine the diet of the ancient Israelites in the Bible. He argues that their diet was very high in bread and grains and often contained little meat or vegetables, leading many to become deficient in vitamins and minerals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
Broccoli is a man made vegetable. greenologyorganics.com/br…
The tomato is Arkansas's state fruit AND state vegetable encyclopediaofarkansas.ne…
Tomatoes are legally a vegetable in the USA. historydaily.org/the-supr…
Apollo astronauts were the first to have hot water and eat their packaged food with a spoon. While on board Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were reportedly served beef and vegetables, pork with potato scallops, and Canadian bacon and apple sauce businessinsider.com/astro…
In 1893, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that under U.S. customs regulations, the tomato should be classified as a vegetable rather than a fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
In 1935, to verify whether Coca-Cola was kosher, Rabbi Tobias Geffen was provided with its formula on the condition that he not disclose it. The Rabbi requested that the non-kosher beef tallow be substituted with a vegetable-based gylcerin, which was done, and the drink was declared kosher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tob…
In the face of public health concerns in 1990, McDonald's switched from cooking their french fries in beef tallow to cooking them in vegetable oil. Strong public distaste for the new taste of the fries resulted in McDonald's stock price falling. eatthis.com/mcdonalds-fre…
Jains in India follow a rigorous form of vegetarianism which also excludes underground vegetables such as garlic, onions, etc, to prevent injuring small insects and microorganisms; and also to prevent the entire plant getting uprooted and killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai…
Fruits and vegetables have circadian rhythms (they can tell day from night) and can become jet-lagged smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than they are to vegetables. scienceabc.com/nature/how…
Today I learned about George H. W. Bush’s distate for broccoli. The former president disliked the vegetable enough to ban it from being served in Air Force One or at the White House. The hatred apparently stemmed from how his mother made him eat it when he was little. nytimes.com/1990/03/23/us…
The inventor of Salisbury Steak was an MD who recommended eating it three meals a day, and that vegetables were poisonous and caused tumors and TB. foodreference.com/html/ar…
Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, and a few other green leafy vegetables are all different forms of the same species of plant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned of Benjamin Lay, a radical abolitionist Quaker from 19th c. PA. He lived in a cave, ate only vegetables & fruit, & threatened slave-owning Quaker's with God's wrath. Also he was a hunchback dwarf. nytimes.com/2017/08/12/op…
Oranges and Bananas originated in South East Asia, along with the origins of a lot of other fruits and vegetables. www2.nau.edu/lrm22/lesson…
Loofah (the kind used for scrubbing in the shower) is actually an edible vegetable. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
A 2016 study of 379 commercially available, non-alcoholic, drinks found that only 7% (25 of 379) were minimally or non erosive to teeth, with a pH of > 4. The pH of dental plaque is 4. Only un-flavored water, root beer, vegetable juice, coffee and some teas had pH > 4. ada.org/en/~/media/ADA/Pu…
Despite being worth €37.3 billion the founder of IKEA drove an old Volvo, travelled by economy class, brought a lunch box to work, visited vegetable street markets right before they closed for the day, hoping to get better prices and shopped for clothes at the local flea markets. straitstimes.com/world/eu…
Corn is a grain, fruit and vegetable goodhousekeeping.com/heal…
The State Vegetable of Oklahoma is A Watermelon. statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
Most vegetables retain more nutrients from microwaving than any other form of cooking, and therefore microwaving is the healthiest way to cook your veggies webmd.com/food-recipes/fe…
Today I learned of the legend of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, which described a plant to be birthing living sheep that grew from its stem and grazed the grass around it, only to die and leave behind what er now know as cotton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veg…
Scurvy still exists in people who overcook their vegetables abc.net.au/news/2016-11-2…
Today I learned about the Greenhouses of Almeria, the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world, covering 26,000 hectares and producing more than half of Europe’s fresh fruits and vegetables. They reflect so much sunlight that the greenhouses are actually cooling the province. amusingplanet.com/2013/08…
'loofah sponges' produce a the young fruit that is cultivated and commonly eaten as a vegetable in places like Southeast Asia. It is also known as Chinese Okra in the US and Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
Vegetables aren't a specific group of plants, and can include fruit, flowers, leaves, stems, routes and seeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veg…
55% of Americans do not how to use the "crisper" drawers in their refrigerator, the purpose of which are to efficiently store fruits and vegetables at a different humidity than the rest of the fridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Courgette, Zucchini and Marrow are all the same vegetable. The different names are standardised based on its size/maturity differencebetween.net/obj…
Roman emperor Diocletian retired in 305 AD to grow cabbages and tend to his vegetable gardens. wikipedia.org/wiki/Diocle…
Oklahoma declared watermelon a vegetable and made it their official state vegetable statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
There exists an "anarchist, dadaist" political party in Germany whose main claim-to-fame is hosting a vegetable battle between districts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Corns are identified as a vegetable, a fruit, and a grain. agintheclassroom.org/Teac…
Many observant Buddhists avoid eating the "five pungent roots" (or "five pungent vegetables") - onions, garlic, chives, leeks, and scallions - because they are thought to have an aphrodisiac effect that distracts them from meditation and other spiritual practices moonpointer.com/new/2013/…
In 1936 anti-fascists in the UK disrupted a fascist march with sticks, rocks, chair legs, rubbish, rotten vegetables, the contents of chamber pots and other improvised weapons. It became known as the Battle of Cable Street. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Every spring, Germans go crazy for white asparagus. The Spargelzeit (Time of the asparagus) is celebrated with numerous asparagus festivals throughout the country and practically every restaurant features the vegetable prominently on a special menu. germanfoods.org/german-fo…
Soviet Union paid ABBA’s royalties in the form of fruit, vegetables and crude oil. bbc.co.uk/news/business-4…
Indonesian entrepreneurs make plastic bag using cassava starch, vegetable oil, and organic resins. The resulting "100% bio-based" material was biodegradable and compostable, breaking down over a period of months on land or at sea, or instantly in hot water. cnn.com/2017/01/16/world/…
Children will, on average, eat 54% more fruits and vegetables if recess comes before lunch (versus the other way around) news.byu.edu/news/study-e…
Due to lack of refrigeration in the 17th century mangoes and many other fruits and vegetables had to be pickled. β€œMango” became a verb to mean pickled. Some places still call bell peppers mangoes today. thepacker.com/article/gre…
Carrots are β€œprototypical” and that’s why they’re typically the first vegetable people think of bbc.com/future/story/2016…
There’s a Japan indoor vegetable-factory that produces 10,000 heads of lettuce a day while using just 1% of the amount of water needed for outdoor fields. LEDs emit light at ideal wavelengths for plant growth, while also optimizing night and day cycles, allowing lettuce to grow 2.5 times faster. inhabitat.com/the-worlds-…
Avocados contain more fat than any other fruit or vegetable. Also, the trees contain enzymes that prevent the fruit from ever ripening on the tree, allowing farmers to use the trees as storage devices for up to 7 months after they reach full maturity, allowing avocados to always be in season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avo…
Select foods that contain natural dietary fiber, especially the water-soluble forms of dietary fiber in legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Soluble fiber tends to increase the viscosity or thickness of the intestinal contents after a meal, which slows carbohydrate digestion and glucose absorption. healthyeating.sfgate.com/…
The French praised 'Ratatouille' for perfectly recreating the environment of a restaurant kitchen. One chef said, "When Colette teaches the young cook how you cut onions, how you cook vegetables in a pan, how you season everything β€” that’s it, that’s how we do it!" seattletimes.com/nation-w…
There was a Federal Supreme Court lawsuit in 1893 to decide whether tomato is fruit or vegetable for tariff reason en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
Chad has the world's healthiest diet even though it is an extremely poor nation. It has access to vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and fish, but almost no availability of processed meat and sugary beverages, or foods containing trans fats or sodium stuff.co.nz/life-style/we…
Today I learned of an indoor vegetable factory in Japan that produces up to 10,000 heads of lettuce per day and uses just 1% of the amount of water needed for outdoor fields gereports.com/post/912502…
Corn is a vegetable, a grain, and a fruit. articles.extension.org/pa…
In 2013, the village of Miami Shores forced a married couple to either stop growing vegetables or pay $50 per day, they justified they're decision by saying vegetables are "ugly". ij.org/case/flveggies/
A tomato is classified as a "cooking vegetable" (and not a botanical fruit) simply because the US government wanted to tax it in accordance with the Tariff Act of 1883 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
Ancient Israelites ate a far richer and more diverse diet than the hummus, falafel and vegetable diets of early modern-day Israel. There is a garden cultivated as an open-air laboratory to preserve the "biblical diet" bbc.com/travel/story/2018…
In 2004, 200 women in India, armed with vegetable knives , stormed into a courtroom and hacked to death a serial rapist whose trial was underway. Then every woman claimed responsibility for the murder. theguardian.com/world/200…
Of the Pepsi Fruit Juice Flood.A warehouse roof collapse in 2017 sent 28 million liters/ 7.4 million US gallons of fruit and vegetable juice through the streets of Lebedyan, Russia and into the Don river gizmodo.com/flash-flood-o…

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