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Facts About Spring Foods

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Facts About Spring Foods
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This nifty infographic from the USDA breaks down some fun facts about spring foods. For instance, did you know pineapple is a hallmark fruit of the season?

This sweet tropical fruit is actually 13% cheaper at Easter than at any other time of the year. It became a staple for holiday dishes like pineapple upside cake and a garnish for dishes like baked ham.

Asparagus is the quintessential spring vegetable. But did you know it costs 25% less at Easter than during the rest of the year. Another amazing asparagus fact: almost 100% of the asparagus grown in the United States comes from California, Michigan and Washington?

Did you know 96 million eggs were sold during Easter last year? Or that the tradition of painting Easter eggs dates back to the 13th century.

Check out more interesting facts about spring foods below. If you get hungry, head to our Recipes section for some yummy ideas. 

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