Did you know…

  • the first cook book published in America in 1796 had a recipe for “watermelon rind pickles”?
  • the peach originated in China and it is considered the “tree of life” and symbolizes “unity”? Chinese brides even carry peach blossoms in their wedding bouquets!
  • in Italy,the average person consumes 51 pounds of pasta per year, while in America, we consume 15 1/2 pounds of pasta per year?
  • peaches are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C?
  • in 1990, Bill Carson, from Tennessee, grew the largest watermelon? It was 262 pounds!
  • Lasagna is the favorite food of the cartoon character, Garfield?
  • early explorers used watermelons as canteens?
  • on April 17, 2007, the Oklahoma State Senate passed a bill declaring the watermelon as the official state “vegetable”? There was disagreement as many consider watermelon to be a “fruit”.
  • watermelons contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant?




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