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  • It takes only one ounce of celery seeds to grow 1 acre of celery

  • 1 acre of farm field holds 32,000-42,000 celery plants

  • Celery is related to carrots, fennel, and parsley

  • Celery seeds are the size of a period (.) typed in 12 point font

  • Celery is second to lettuce as a US salad crop

  • Celery won’t be picked until the stalks are at least 10 inches long

  • To prevent celery from losing its crispness, soak it in ice water 

Fun Facts About Bell Peppers
Fun Facts About Tomatoes
  • Tomatoes are the fruit of the tomato plant. They originated in the South American Andes around the area of modern day Peru and was first used as a food by the Aztec's in Southern Mexico.

  • Because the tomato has seeds and grows from a flowering plant botanically it is classed as a fruit not a vegetable.

  • Tomatoes are the state vegetable of New Jersey. They are the official state fruit of Ohio and tomato juice is the official beverage of Ohio. However, Arkansas took both sides by stating the South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato as the state fruit and state vegetable, due to its culinary and botanical classifications.

  • In cooler climates tomatoes are usually grown in glasshouses (greenhouses).

  • China is the largest producer of tomatoes, accounting for one quarter of the worlds production in 2009. The United States and India and the second and third highest producers respectively.  

  • There are more than 7500 tomato varieties grown around the world.

  • Peppers are actually fruits because they are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds - most people think of them as vegetables

  • Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers are actually very ripe green bell peppers

  • Red bell peppers are sweeter than green ones because bell peppers sweeten as they ripen

  • Green bell peppers are the most popular type of pepper in the United States

  • Red bell peppers have more than twice the vitamin C of a green pepper Bell peppers are a good source of Vitamin A

  • The scientific name for bell peppers is Capsicum annum

  • Capsicums are what peppers are called in Australia

  • Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C which will help keep you healthy

  • Cauliflower is related to broccoli, cabbage, kale, turnips, rutabagas, and Brussels sprouts

  • Cauliflower is actually a flower that hasn’t fully developed yet Cauliflower leaves are edible, but have a stronger taste than the florets China is the world’s leading producer of cauliflower

Fun Facts About Cauliflower
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