California cattle

There are 275 recognized breeds of cattle in the world; more than 40 breeds are produced in California. California ranks fifth in the United States in total number of cattle with five million head.

It is reported that more than 87 percent of America's farmers own cell phones.

On average, agriculture uses about 43 percent of the state's available water.

Certain types of honey contain enzymes that produce hydrogen peroxide and have anti-microbial properties. When placed on an infected wound, the gentle honey reduces inflammation and stimulates cell growth. Researchers are finding these honeys may also be useful in the treatment of periodontal disease and gingivitis.

Horseradish received the seal of approval from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute because it gives ordinary foods a healthy shot of flavor. Low in calories, sodium and fat, horseradish contains 60 percent of allylisothiocynate, which protects against Listeria, E. coli and Staphyloccus arueus.

Forty-five percent of American adults eat Asian foods at least once a month. Thai food is the fastest-growing segment of international cuisine. For a wine to compliment the textures and complex interplay of salt, sweet and sour flavors, a “quiet” reisling, sauvignon blanc or cabernet works well.

How far can a bee carry pollen? At least two-thirds of a mile, according to researchers.

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