The show VeggieTales focused on retelling Old Testament Bible stories because the creator's mom did not want to see Jesus as a vegetable. factsandtrends.net/2018/1…
Tumbleweeds aren't native to America. They arrived through a contaminated flax shipment from Russia and are reportedly very tasty as a boiled vegetable or in salads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
There is as much vitamins and nutrients in frozen vegetables as in fresh ones. This is due to the fact that they have been quickly frozen after picking to preserve their properties, unlike "fresh" ones that can stay for days in a storage or display. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Pumpkin is not a vegetable, scientifically it is a berry. countryliving.com/gardeni…
When you eat a lot of green vegetables, some chlorophyll remains intact and when they pass through blood vessels near the surface of your skin, they engage in photosynthesis and you produce ATP (obviously in very small , but still!) jcs.biologists.org/conten…
Today I learned of "The Vegetable Orchestra" - a group consisting of ten musicians, one cook, and a sound technician. They play a wide range of music on vegetables (carrot xylophones, pumpkin drums, leek violins, onion maracas, et al). After performances, the vegetables are cooked into a soup for the audience. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I Learned about migratory beekeeping, the practice of using beehives to pollinate crops. Millions of bees are transported across America each year to pollinate avocados, cherries, apples, melons, lettuce and other crops. For this reason, many American vegetables are not strictly vegan. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The State of California by itself produces 50% of the nation's Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables... and 20% of its Milk cdfa.ca.gov/farm_bill/
Yams and sweet potatoes are entirely different vegetables. If you're American, you've likely never eaten a real yam in your life--most of the so-called yams you see in American grocery stores are actually orange-fleshed sweet potatoes bonappetit.com/story/diff…
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…
Tomatoes were officially declared as a vegetable by the Supreme Court in the case Nix V Heddon. wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix_v.…
Some people don't like vegetables like cabbage and broccoli due to genes that make their taste buds super sensitive to having more of a protein that interlocks with phenylthiocarbamide, causing the sensation of bitterness. A very similar compound is found in brassicas, causing a similar reaction learn.genetics.utah.edu/c…
Tomatoes are botanically defined as fruits because they form from a flower and contain seeds. Still, they're most often utilized like a vegetable in cooking. In fact, the US Supreme Court ruled in 1893 that the tomato should be classified as a vegetable on the basis of its culinary applications healthline.com/nutrition/…
There is no such thing as a vegetable in biology. What we call vegetables are really just parts of plants. Asparagus is the stalk of a plant. Broccoli is the flower of a plant, etc. popula.com/2019/02/20/veg…
The largest bowl of soup is 26,658 litres of vegetable soup and was made by DENK Communicatie in Poeldijk, Netherlands on 16th of may 2009 guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The Mortal Kombat series used smashed vegetables to make many of its gruesome sound effects vice.com/en_us/article/9k…
Today I Learned that Veggietales wasn't originally going to have vegetables as the characters. Phill Vischer simply needed character models that were easy to animate in the early days of computer animation. Vegetables didn’t require animating arms, legs, or hair like humans or animals would. factsandtrends.net/2018/1…
The state vegetable of Oklahoma is watermelon. A watermelon is a fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okl…
A cucumber is not a vegetable it is actually a fruit due to it having flowers eufic.org/en/healthy-livi…
When the term β€˜veggie burger’ was used in 1976, it meant a regular ground beef hamburger topped with vegetables. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Recent research suggests that phytochemicals, which are found in plants and which are biologically active in the human body, should be consumed from whole foods such as fruits and vegetables. Their health benefits are either very limited or absent when consumed as a pill or a plant extract. academic.oup.com/ajcn/art…
A tomato is simultaneously considered a fruit and a vegetable according to Encyclopedia Brittanica. britannica.com/story/is-a…
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-…
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…
A loofah sponge is a vegetable you can grow yourself not something that grows in the sea. teenvogue.com/story/natur…
Common vegetables from the Nightshade family such as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant actually contain nicotine. sciencing.com/plants-cont…
Cats can eat blueberries and other vegetables purina.com/articles/cat/n…
The South Korean government has decided that kimchi should no longer be referred to as pΓ ocΓ i (β€œpickled vegetables”) in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but should have its own name, xΔ«nqΓ­, to distinguish it from other types of pickled vegetables slate.com/human-interest/…
The stem end of a cucumber (and other related fruits and vegetables) tastes different from the other end due to a higher concentration of a bitter compound called cucurbitacin. jstage.jst.go.jp/article/…
A unanimous 1893 decision of the United States Supreme Court found that federal tariffs on imported vegetables could target tomatoes, although they are botanically a "fruit of the vine." The parlance of common people and customary consumption during the main course motivated the ruling. wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix_v.…
Strawberries top the 'Dirty Dozen' list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides time.com/5234787/dirty-do…
Today I learned of the Oakalla Prison Farm a prison farm in Burnaby, BC. Opened in 1912 it was initially designed to hold 150 men and 50 women. By the 1950s, the population was well over 1000. A working farm, the prison had its own dairy, vegetable gardens and livestock. Riots in the 80s caused its closure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak…
New Jersey made the tomato their state vegetable in 2005, justifying the decision with an 1893 ruling by the Supreme Court that although tomatoes are actually fruits, they would be legally considered vegetables. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
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/…
U.S. Supreme Court case Nix v. Hedden argued whether a Tomato was a fruit, or a vegetable. In the end, it decided that the ordinary deficiency of it being a vegetable, outweighed the botanical definition of it being a fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
Most Western European countries categorize foods based on a score called Nutri-score, rated A to E. High content of fruits and vegetables, fibers, and protein promote a preferable score, while high content of energy, sugar, saturated fatty acids, and sodium promote a detrimental score. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
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…
Due to the decreased atmospheric pressure at high altitudes, the boiling point required to cook is also low. At 8000ft above sea level, water will boil at 198 Β°F and thus Vegetables and some starches will simply take longer to cook. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
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…
Reagan attempted to consider Ketchup a vegetable to make up for budget cuts to school lunches sutori.com/item/ketchup-i…
The Loofa Sponge is made from a vegetable known as the luffa gourd. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
Broccoli is a man made vegetable. It’s a human invention made from wild cabbage. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
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…
In the 1980s, a Turkish immigrant in West Berlin built himself a vegetable garden that was technically in East Germany france24.com/en/20191109-…
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.…
Corn is a grain, a vegetable and a fruit healthline.com/health/foo…
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…
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…
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…

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