The Purple or the Orange Carrot — Which Came First?

Purple carrots may not be as newfangled as you’d expect. Find out the crazy history of the carrot — and its many colors — in 60 seconds.

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How Does it Grow? Hydroponic Spinach

Is this the future of farming? Find out how hydroponic farmers grow spinach — one of the most nutrient-packed foods on the planet — even in the dead of winter.

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When is an Orange Not an Orange?

Navels, clementines, tangerines… What are the differences between these and more? Here’s your orange citrus cheat sheet.

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Potatoes

Follow America’s favorite vegetable from field to factory — to see how potatoes grow and how they’re turned into chips. PLUS: find out how eating green spuds might just possibly kill you!

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Quick Bite: Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?

So you’ve eaten a helping of asparagus, and soon afterwards, you’re struck by a particularly odiferous bathroom visit. Asparagus pee — that smelly urine that strikes after eating asparagus — what’s up with that? Well, you’d be surprised how much scientific research has tried to get to the bottom of this. Here’s what they’ve discovered.

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Apples

One of the world’s most ubiquitous fruits might seem like a simple thing to grow. But inside the common apple is a secret — and it’s been challenging apple growers since Ancient Greece.

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Cranberries

Most of us have only ever eaten cranberries as juice or that jiggly sauce we extract from a can at holiday time. But long before they’re processed into these foods, fresh cranberries take special work to grow and harvest. Go underwater and high overhead to learn all about this native American fruit.

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms have suffered from a case of mistaken identity. Is it a plant, or even a vegetable? We find answers inside the underground houses where farmers grow this mysterious food.

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