ANSWERS to FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ 429
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2) b) 22 gallons.
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3) c) Green, sweet bell pepper have 2 times as much vitamin C as oranges; red and yellow bell peppers have 4 times as much.
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4) The American Bison, or Buffalo.
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5) North Carolina (667 million pounds) produced more sweet potatoes than any other state. It was followed by California (426 million) and Louisiana & Mississippi produced more than 300 million pounds of sweet potatoes each.
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6) The white, edible portion of cauliflower is called the curd.
7) There are thousands of Japanese cherry trees that circle the Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. The trees were originally planted as a gift from the people of Tokyo, Japan, in 1912. In 1910, a previous donation of 2,000 cherry trees had to be destroyed after they were infested with insects. Each spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a two-week-long celebration, attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world to see the magnificent trees in full bloom.
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8-A) More than 6 billion cans of Spam have been sold.
8-B) 'Spammy,' a miniature pig.
9) Scientists believe that corn originated in Mexico thousands of years ago and that Native Americans cultivated it from a wild grass commonly known as teosinte. Archaeologists have found traces of corn that are 5,300 years old.
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10) Kool-Aid originally came in seven flavors: Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Grape, Orange, Lemon-Lime and Root Beer.
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11) NECCO Wafers, made by the New England Confectionery Company.
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