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Pace Foods, known for its salsa products, uses how many pounds of jalapeño peppers each year?
A. 22 million
B. 40 million
C. 8 million
Answer at bottom of rail.
Wise to the Word
agnolotti: Agnolotti ("priest hats") are stuffed, fresh pasta from the Piedmont region. Agnolotti are traditionally made by folding small, thinly rolled rounds of pasta dough over fillings into a half-moon (or rectangular) shape, and crimping the edges to seal.
Number to Know
50 million: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 50 million Americans — including more than 16 million children and teens younger than age 18 — live with food insecurity, meaning they struggle to feed their families. Many of these children receive free or reduced-cost meals during the school day, but are at risk of hunger when school is out.
Food Quiz answer
- A. (Pace Foods uses 22 million pounds of fresh jalapeño peppers every year, more than anyone else in the country, according to foodreference.com.)