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MEXICO & MEXICAN FOOD TRIVIA

There were 381 tortilla manufacturing establishments in the U.S. in 2007, 1/3 of them in Texas. (US Census Bureau, 2010)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau there were 337 tortilla manufacturing establishments in the U.S. in 2004.

Mexico is the world's largest producer of anise.

Mexico's per capita corn consumption is almost 400 pounds, while in the United States it is about 160 pounds and in India only about 15 pounds.

Officials in Mexico City are encouraging residents to swallow their gum and not spit it out on the street. The average square yard of sidewalk in Mexico City has 70 wads of discarded gum. (2009)

The common green bean has been cultivated in Mexico for at least 7,000 years.

The oldest remains of corn found at archeological sites in Mexico resemble popcorn type corn. Corn was domesticated about 10,000 years ago in the highlands of central Mexico.

In Oaxaca, Mexico, Christmas Eve is also the Night of the Radishes, when large radishes are cut into animal shapes.

The typical Mexican family of four consumes more than 2 pounds of tortillas each day.
 

 

 

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