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

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.

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.

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.