The most valuable crop, per acre, in the state is not cotton nor soybeans. It is the sweet potato. Chickasaw and Calhoun counties account for 80 percent of Mississippi’s entire production. Gerber Baby Foods is a big client. Many scientists claim that the sweet potato is the most nutritious vegetable in the world
Excerpted by permission of The Nautilus Publishing Company from 501 Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World Records & Historical Minutia from the State of Mississippi
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