National Geographic : 2014 May
$1.8 % 8lb 4oz BILLION/DAY 35 FRUIT VEGGIE MELON natgeofood.com The Future of HERE’S A TIP Half of all American adults have worked in a restaurant at some point in their lives. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Melons can be considered both a fruit and a vegetable. BERRY BANANA A banana is technically a berry, but a strawberry is not. POTATO REcORD The weight of the largest potato ever grown, according to Guinness World Records EVERYTHING BUT THE SQUEAL A 250-pound pig yields about 144 pounds of meat cuts for retail sale. GO ASK YOUR MOM More than a third of American adults still call their mothers for cooking advice. EATING OUT Amount U.S. restaurant sales are projected to reach in 2014 DRIVE-THROUGH MENU In 2013 the state of Montana legalized salvaging roadkill. Next | À LA CARte pHoTo: rebeccA HAle, NGM STAff. ArT: ÁlvAro vAlIño cHocolATe coUrTeSy DIck TAylor cHocolATe cHOcOLATE STATE The Swiss eat more chocolate than any other nationality: 26 pounds per year per capita. Hungry for information? Make a selection from our menu of food facts— and taste more at natgeofood.com.