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This is the No. 1 top-selling grocery item in the US, according to Instacart shopping data

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Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images An online grocery store delivery and pick-up platform has revealed which is the top-selling grocery item in the U.S. and Canada.Instacart, headquartered in California, shared its shopping data with FOX Business on Americans' add-to-cart preferences. In fact, Instacart revealed that when it comes to this particular item, the company recently hit quite the "a-peel-ing" landmark: More than 1 billion bananas have been delivered by Instacart to date – making the yellow fruit the most popular grocery purchase.THE MOST POPULAR HOT SAUCES IN EVERY STATE IN AMERICA"While bananas are a big business everywhere in the country, Instacart data shows a clear pattern that folks in the Midwest and neighboring states have a higher share of banana purchases, especially in comparison to southern states and Hawaii," Laurentia Romaniuk, Instacart’s trends expert, told FOX Business.Bananas run the world: If you took all the bananas delivered via Instacart and placed them end-to-end, it would make over 5 trips around Earth.

For reference, the earth is 24,901 miles in circumference. (Instacart / Fox News) "These regional differences bring to life how American diets differ based upon where you live, and while bananas may be the fruit of choice in Iowa, we can only imagine that people in Louisiana are munching on other delicious fruits harvested in the state like tomatoes and strawberries," she added.Instacart also revealed a state-by-state map showing the percent of Instacart grocery orders that included bananas in 2022. Check out the map infographic below,

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Construction to begin on bullet train connecting SoCal to Las Vegas
LOS ANGELES - A high-speed bullet train connecting Southern California to Las Vegas is one step closer to reality after a landmark deal was inked with several craft rail unions that will enable construction for the historic project to begin this year. Brightline, which is reportedly the only private rail company in the U.S., is on track to connect Las Vegas to Los Angeles with a new 218-mile rail system linking stations at the Las Vegas Strip, Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Rancho Cucamonga within the I-15 right-of-way with trains capable of speeds of 200 mph.The company recently announced the memorandum with the High Speed Rail Labor Coalition, which includes 13 rail unions representing more than 160,000 freight, regional, commuter and passenger railroad workers.Construction on a highly anticipated bullet train from LA to Las Vegas is slated to begin later this yearPREVIOUS COVERAGE: US infrastructure plan spurs talk of Vegas-LA rail service"The MOU demonstrates the support of union labor in the development of the Brightline West system and Brightline West’s commitment to providing the safest possible rail operations and high-quality working conditions for its employees," the company said in a statement.The Brightline train is seen at the new MiamiCentral terminal during the inaugural trip from Miami to West Palm Beach on May 11, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) According to Brightline, the expected travel time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles is approximately 2.5 hours.