Apricots

An apricot tree can produce fruit for 25 years.

Apricot seeds are edible and taste similar to almonds.

In Latin, apricot means precious.

Apricots are high in vitamin A and free of saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.

Carrots

Carrots are not always orange; they can also be found in purple, white, red or yellow.

The biggest carrot statue in the world? 30 feet high.

The old saying "dangling a carrot" to entice someone, originates from when carrots were held in front of donkeys to get them to move.

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is important for eyesight, skin health, and normal growth.

Corn

America's "Corn Belt", where growing conditions are ideal, includes the states of IA, IL, NE, MN, IN, OH, WI, SD, MI, MO, KS and KY.

Corn can be produced in various colors including blackish, bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white, and the most common, yellow.

A farmer in the early 20th century could hand pick roughly 100 bushels of corn a day. Today, a modern combine do this in 7 minutes.

The long threads on top of an ear of corn are called silks. There is one silk strand for each kernel of corn.

Green Beans

Green beans are a good source of proteins, carbs and dietary fibers. They also contain vitamins B, C, and K, and are rich in minerals.

Green, or common beans, grew wild in Central and South America, and have been used by people in these areas since 5000-6000 BC.

An estimated 40 million green bean casseroles are served each Thanksgiving.

Every July, Blairsville, GA holds the Green Bean Festival, which includes cooking contests, canning plant tours, and beauty pageants.

Libby's

Libby's ranks as the nation's second largest brand of canned vegetables and has been a staple on American dinner tables for almost 150 years.

With 117 different varieties and packaging options, Libby's offers among the industry's most complete lines of canned fruits and vegetables.

Libby's produce is freshly harvested and delivered directly to strategically-located processing plants for packing at the peak of ripeness, sealing in quality and flavor.

Libby's fruits and vegetables are packed in BPA-free containers.

Peaches

Peaches are grown commercially in 28 states.

There are two basic types of peaches: Cling peaches, whose flesh adheres to the pits, and Freestone peaches, whose pits are unattached, or free.

In China, the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck.

Peaches are a great source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber.

Peas

The oldest pea was found in Thailand. It was 3000 years old!

In 1984 Janet Harris of Sussex, UK set a world record by eating 7,175 peas in one hour, picking them up one at time with chopsticks.

Thomas Jefferson regarded peas as one of his favorite vegetables. He grew at least 15 varieties at Monticello.

The Father of Modern Genetics, Gregor Mendel, conducted his experiments and research studies using peas.