Curious about vegetable trivia? Tune into this week’s edition of We Dig Plants to learn some interesting veggie facts from Rebecca Rupp, author of How Carrots Won the Trojan War. Alice Marcus Krieg talks with Rebecca about the namesake for her book; how did the Trojans use carrots to avoid leaving the Trojan Horse for the bathroom? Find out why spinach can diffuse bombs, but still be a great ingredient in firework construction! Tune in to learn how a plate of peas almost changed the course of U.S. history! How are vampire legends related to corn? Find out all of this and more on this week’s installment of We Dig Plants! This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA. Music by Obey City.

“So many communities are built around their specific, local veggies. Look at garlic out in Gilroy, California!” [9:00]

Rebecca Rupp on We Dig Plants