This Thanksgiving, bring a few facts about the veggies on your plate to the table.
- The average ear of corn has 400 to 800 kernels nestled into 16 rows.
- To fulfill one serving of your daily veggies, grab a handful of baby carrots.
- Brussels sprouts are packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Three reasons these globes deserve a spot on your table: high in antioxidants, full of vitamins C and K, and a boost to your immune system.
- Over 90,000 acres of pumpkins are grown in the U.S. each year, and 15 percent are used for processed produces like the filling in your pumpkin pie.
- It’s estimated that 40 million green bean casseroles are served each Thanksgiving.
- The average American eats roughly 124 pounds of potatoes in a year.
- There are more than 600 varieties of yams, and they’re mostly grown in Africa. Sweet potatoes are in the entirely different morning glory family and are easier to find here in North America.