Did you know that?...
Corn will always have an even number of rows on each cob.
There are over 3,500 different uses for corn products.
Corn is now a completely domesticated plant so you're unlikely to find it growing in the wild.
Corn is grown on every continent on earth, except Antarctica.
Health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension and prevention of neural-tube defects at birth.
World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined.
Wheat provides approximately 20 percent of the calories consumed by the human race.
Wheat was first planted (in the United States) in 1777 as a hobby crop.
All of the cotton plant is used, there is no waste.
Cotton has been around a very long time. Seeds dating back to 450 BC were found in Peru.
Cotton isn’t just used for clothing – you’ll also find it in products as diverse as coffee filters; tents; bank notes; bookbindings and medical swabs.
Until the 16th century, barley was one of the most important grains. It was even used as currency.
Barley is an annual plant, which means that it ends its life cycle in one year.
Barley is used for malt production, which is main ingredient of beer and whiskey.
Barley contains 8 essential amino acids, vitamins of the B group and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
The greatest quantity of produced barley (usually more than 50% of globally produced barley) is used as animal food.
Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, second only to water.
It takes about 2,000 tiny tea leaves to make a pound of tea.
Best paid tea farmers in the world are Kenyan.
1903 – Kenya tea production begins.
Tea – is one of the main exports in Kenya.
Coffee is the world's second most traded commodity.
Coffee is actually a seed. We call it a bean because its resemblance to beans.
The cacao tree's botanical name is Theobroma Cacao, which means "food of the gods" in Greek.
Cacao trees grow in a limited geographical zone, of about 20° to the north and south of the Equator. Nearly 70% of the world crop today is grown in West Africa.
The difference between cacao and cocoa: Cacao is the bean. Cocoa is the product that is made from it.
It takes a cacao tree about five years to produce its first fruit, otherwise known as a cacao pod.
African rice has been cultivated for 3500 years.
Fruits are one of the most eaten foods in Africa.
Cashews are technically a seed not a nut, because they grow out of cashew apples.
Soybean is important part of human diet, but it needs to be processed (cannot be consumed raw) before consumption.
Soybean is used in the cosmetic industry for the production of various shampoos, soaps and skin care products.
The soybean is the highest natural source of dietary fiber.