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Vegetables Fun Facts

Different vegetables have different origin stories attributed to them. For instance, while garlic has a history of existence of more than nine thousand years, onion is a relatively modern vegetable, and watermelon was actually used to port water in desert areas.

Do you know everything about vegetables? Go through these Vegetable fun facts below and decide for yourself. We believe you will learn new healthy stuff!

Vegetables Fun Facts

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Vegetables are grown all over the world. However, more than half of the total production comes from China, the second being from India, and the third, the United States.
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Cucumber is a vegetable that can be grown both on the ground and in water. To grow it on the ground elevated bed needs to be created.
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The Aztec civilization are believed to have first cultivated the wild form of the modern tomato we know today.
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The first vegetable to be grown in space was the potato. It was an attempt by NASA to see the effects on the growth of vegetables when in space.
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Broccoli is a flower that is eaten as a vegetable. It can be eaten raw as well as cooked.
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Many vegetables can be grown in a pod. Cauliflower is one such vegetable that grows easily in a pod.
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Celery is a common vegetable liked by people all over the world. All the parts of this plant are considered edible, and it belongs to the family Apiaceae.
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Onions contain sulfur which attacks our eyes as a defense mechanism and causes watery eyes.
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Melon has two major varieties, namely, honeydew and Crenshaw. However, due to the high water content in honeydew, its appearance is not liked by many.
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The grass family, also known as Poaceae, is one of the largest vegetable families. It consists of wheat, oats, corn, and rice, along with other vegetables.