Ancient veggies were small, unpalatable. Ancient tomatoes were the size of berries; potatoes were no bigger than peanuts. Corn was a wild grass, its tooth-cracking kernels borne in clusters as small as pencil erasers
Jackfruit is one of the biggest food trends among vegetarians, vegans and even meat lovers. While it is technically a fruit, its consistency is similar to that of chicken or pork
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: “Beware of green salads and raw fruits, for they will make your master sick”.
In ’86 a California farmer named Mike Yurosek was unhappy he was not able to sell his imperfect carrots. So he cut and shaved them into cuter versions and called them “baby-cut” carrots. Before the invention of the baby carrot, each American ate 6 lbs of carrot a year, now they eat 11 lbs.
Vegetables in Alaska grow gigantic because they receive 20 hours of sunlight a day.
The average potato has lost 100% of its vitamin a since 1951.
Fruits and vegetables contain less vitamins and minerals than 40/50 years ago.
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia.
Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.