Fruit and vegetable history can be found all around the globe! Let’s go on an adventure to learn where your favorite Snack Pals originated.

	
	
	
	

Becky and Bo Blueberry

Country of Origin

Maine

Did You Know?

Blueberries are closely related to cranberries and bilberries.

Wild blueberry plants are native to Maine and Atlantic Canada and the berries are often harvested by hand in July and August.

Gracie Grapefruit

Country of Origin

Barbados

Did You Know?

Grapefruit got their name because they grow in clusters like grapes.

This tangy, juicy citrus fruit is about 90% water - helping you keep your body hydrated.

Tischa and Tyree Tomato

Country of Origin

Andes Mountains of South America, mainly in Peru and Ecuador

Did You Know?

Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists because they don't have as much fructose (a kind of sugar) as most fruit does.

Tomatoes aren't all red — they can also be orange, yellow, white, purple, and even green when fully ripe!

Petra and Pedro Peas

Country of Origin

Origins of domesticated peas have not been definitely determined, however the wild plant is native to the Mediterranean region, including countries like Tunisia

Did You Know?

The tiny green things we call peas are the seed of the plant! You can also eat the pea pod of some varieties, but not all.

Pea plants usually have pink or white flowers, and the plant's stems can grow over 6 feet tall!

Cedric Celery

Country of Origin

Mediterranean countries, such as Greece

Did You Know?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest stalk of celery ever grown was 9 feet tall!

In Ancient Greece, winners of athletic games would be given a wreathe made of celery as a reward.

Reese Raisin

Country of Origin

Egypt

Did You Know?

Raisins are so delicious that early Greeks and Romans sometimes received them as prizes for winning a sporting event.

Raisins appear in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Salvador Spinach

Country of Origin

Persia (now known as Iran)

Did You Know?

Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character who ate spinach to grow his powerful arm muscles, made spinach an iron-packed super-star veggie in the 1930's.

Spinach was the first frozen vegetable to be sold commercially. It was introduced by Clarence Birdseye in 1930 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Charlie Cucumber

Country of Origin

India

Did You Know?

Cucumbers are often pickled. For centuries cucumbers were preserved using a saltwater brine making them a food that could be stored and transported easily.

Have you heard the phrase "cool as a cucumber?" It originated from the fact that the inside of the vegetable can be up to 20 degrees cooler than its skin.

Georgia & Gigi Grapes

Country of Origin

There are more than 5,000 varieties, grown predominantly in the northern hemisphere, such as Asia

Did You Know?

Grapes have been around for a long time - since dinosaurs roamed the Earth! Fragments of grapes were once found in a fossil that also contained dinosaur egg shells, and was believed to be about 66 million years old!

Grapes generally grow in clusters on woody vines. They come in all sorts of colors, from green, yellow, red, purple and even black.

Maggie Mango

Country of Origin

Southern Asia, such as Myanmar

Did You Know?

Mango trees can grow 50 to 60 feet high!

In India, the mango is a symbol of love and giving a basket of mangos a sign of friendship!

Kevin Kiwi

Country of Origin

China and Taiwan

Did You Know?

Kiwis were originally called Gooseberries, but once they were introduced to New Zealand, New Zealanders renamed them after their national bird, the flightless kiwi.

Kiwis are botanically considered to be berries.


	

	
	

Becky and Bo Blueberry

Country of Origin

Maine

Did You Know?

Blueberries are closely related to cranberries and bilberries.

Wild blueberry plants are native to Maine and Atlantic Canada and the berries are often harvested by hand in July and August.

Gracie Grapefruit

Country of Origin

Barbados

Did You Know?

Grapefruit got their name because they grow in clusters like grapes.

This tangy, juicy citrus fruit is about 90% water - helping you keep your body hydrated.

Tischa and Tyree Tomato

Country of Origin

Andes Mountains of South America, mainly in Peru and Ecuador

Did You Know?

Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists because they don't have as much fructose (a kind of sugar) as most fruit does.

Tomatoes aren't all red — they can also be orange, yellow, white, purple, and even green when fully ripe!

Petra and Pedro Peas

Country of Origin

Origins of domesticated peas have not been definitely determined, however the wild plant is native to the Mediterranean region, including countries like Tunisia

Did You Know?

The tiny green things we call peas are the seed of the plant! You can also eat the pea pod of some varieties, but not all.

Pea plants usually have pink or white flowers, and the plant's stems can grow over 6 feet tall!

Cedric Celery

Country of Origin

Mediterranean countries, such as Greece

Did You Know?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest stalk of celery ever grown was 9 feet tall!

In Ancient Greece, winners of athletic games would be given a wreathe made of celery as a reward.

Reese Raisin

Country of Origin

Egypt

Did You Know?

Raisins are so delicious that early Greeks and Romans sometimes received them as prizes for winning a sporting event.

Raisins appear in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Salvador Spinach

Country of Origin

Persia (now known as Iran)

Did You Know?

Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character who ate spinach to grow his powerful arm muscles, made spinach an iron-packed super-star veggie in the 1930's.

Spinach was the first frozen vegetable to be sold commercially. It was introduced by Clarence Birdseye in 1930 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Charlie Cucumber

Country of Origin

India

Did You Know?

Cucumbers are often pickled. For centuries cucumbers were preserved using a saltwater brine making them a food that could be stored and transported easily.

Have you heard the phrase "cool as a cucumber?" It originated from the fact that the inside of the vegetable can be up to 20 degrees cooler than its skin.

Georgia & Gigi Grapes

Country of Origin

There are more than 5,000 varieties, grown predominantly in the northern hemisphere, such as Asia

Did You Know?

Grapes have been around for a long time - since dinosaurs roamed the Earth! Fragments of grapes were once found in a fossil that also contained dinosaur egg shells, and was believed to be about 66 million years old!

Grapes generally grow in clusters on woody vines. They come in all sorts of colors, from green, yellow, red, purple and even black.

Maggie Mango

Country of Origin

Southern Asia, such as Myanmar

Did You Know?

Mango trees can grow 50 to 60 feet high!

In India, the mango is a symbol of love and giving a basket of mangos a sign of friendship!

Kevin Kiwi

Country of Origin

China and Taiwan

Did You Know?

Kiwis were originally called Gooseberries, but once they were introduced to New Zealand, New Zealanders renamed them after their national bird, the flightless kiwi.

Kiwis are botanically considered to be berries.