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Turkey Day Tidbits | KRVN Radio

Turkey Day Tidbits

Turkey Day Tidbits

Turkey:

  • An estimated 88% of Americans have a turkey as their Thanksgiving centerpiece.
  • Over 46 million turkeys are consumed every year during the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • There are over 100 million turkeys on farms across the United States.

Green Beans:

  • Green beans are the third most commonly grown vegetable in the United States.
  • The top green bean-producing states are Wisconsin, Florida and New York.

Cranberries:

  • There are an average of 200 cranberries packed into every can of cranberry sauce. 
  • Wisconsin is the leading producer of cranberries, producing 62 percent of the U.S crop in 2017. 

Sweet Potatoes:

  • The sweet potato is the sixth most important food crop worldwide, after crops including rice and wheat.
  • North Carolina is the No. 1 sweet potato-producing state in the country, followed by Louisiana, California and Mississippi.

Pie:

  • About 35% of Americans admit to eating pie for breakfast after the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • An estimated 1 in 5 Americans admit to have eaten an entire pie by themselves. 

 


Sources:

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/turkey/turkey_facts.cfm

www.aghires.com/green-beans-third-popular-vegetable/

https://news.oceanspray.com/2017-09-30-cranberry-sauce-stats

https://www.theclassroom.com/the-top-five-sweet-potato-producing-states-13427447.html

www.mobile-cuisine.com/did-you-know/pie-fun-facts/

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