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103 Interesting Food Facts

Food is a substance, which we consume to gain nutrition and support life. Food can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can say pizza is one of the most popular food in the world. Let's read some interesting food facts.

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103 Interesting Food Facts

  1. Carrot contains 0% fat.
  2. A banana contains 75% water.
  3. The oldest known vegetable is the pea.
  4. Bird's saliva is actually an expensive delicacy. It is a delicacy in China.
  5. Green, Yellow and Red bell peppers are actually not the same vegetable.
  6. A typical ear of corn has an even number of rows.
  7. The largest exporter of sugar is cube.
  8. An egg contains every vitamin except vitamin C.
  9. Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.
  10. Most supermarket wasabi is actually horseradish.
  11. One fast burger can have meat from 100 different cows.
  12. The most stolen food in the World is Cheese.
  13. Ketchup used to be used as a medicine.
  14. There is no butter in buttermilk.
  15. Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it.
  16. White chocolate isn't actually chocolate.
  17. Chewing coffee beans can help eliminate bad breadth.
  18. Honey is the only natural food which never spoils.
  19. Grapes explode when you put then in microwave.
  20. Chocolate is as healthy as fruit.
  21. American cheese is not American.
  22. Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren't.
  23. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
  24. Fruit Stickers are edible.
  25. One in Four hazelnut end up in Nutella.
  26. Thin skinned lemons are juiciest.
  27. Chocolate used to be used as currency in ancient civilizations of Mexico and South America.
  28. Healthy food costs 10 times as much as junk food.
  29. Farm raised salmon is naturally white and then dyed pink.
  30. The ice cream cone was discovered in 1904.
  31. 9% of people skip breakfast daily.
  32. You can't overcook Mushrooms.
  33. Expiration dates on bottles have nothing to do with the water.
  34. Potatoes can absorb and reflect WiFi signals.
  35. Consuming dairy may cause acne.
  36. Apples belong to the rose family, as do pears and plums.
  37. Before being domesticated, chicken only produced about a dozen eggs a year. now they can produce hundreds.
  38. Honey is bee vomit.
  39. In japan, chefs have to train over 2 years in order to qualify to serve puffer-fish.
  40. Some foods like ranch dressing or coffee creamer, can contain titanium dioxide, which can also be found in paint, plastic and sunscreen.
  41. You can hear Rhubarb Grow.
  42. Loud music makes you drink more and faster!
  43. French fries originated in Belgium, not France.
  44. Lemons contain more sugar then strawberries.
  45. Eating celery will burn more calorie in your body than celery has itself. The more you eat celery, the thinner you will become.
  46. Without flies, there would be no chocolate.
  47. If improperly prepared, puffer fish, can kill you since it contains a toxin 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide.
  48. Pineapples have no relation to pine.
  49. Carrots were originally purple.
  50. Sweet drinks can cause dementia.
  51. Milt, which is a delicacy around the world, is sperm fish.
  52. Bad eggs will float when put in a glass of cold water while the fresher eggs will fall to the bottom.
  53. People once thought tomatoes were poisonous.
  54. Tarantula spiders can survive 2 and a half years without food.
  55. Rice is the staple food for the 50% of the world population.
  56. Crackers will give you cavities faster than candy.
  57. Popsicle's were invented by mistake by an 11-year-old.
  58. A pomegranate can actually have any number of seeds.
  59. One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water.
  60. Mountain dew contains orange juice.
  61. Eating too much of Nutmeg has effect of a hallucinogenic drug.
  62. More people in the world die from falling coconuts then from shark attacks.
  63. The frozen foods were first introduced in 1920.
  64. Turnips turn green when sun burnt.
  65. Japan is the largest exporter of frog legs.
  66. A blue whale can go up to 6 months without eating.
  67. Food tastes different when you're flying.
  68. There's wood pulp in shredded cheese.
  69. Honey enters your blood stream within 20 minutes of being eaten.
  70. The most eaten fruit in America is Banana.
  71. Human DNA is 60% the same as bananas.
  72. The most popular snack food is potato chips.
  73. Dark green lettuce leaves are more nutritious than lighter ones.
  74. India produces, consumes and exports the most chili peppers in the world.
  75. Pound cake is called the pound cake because there was a pound of every ingredient in the original recipe.
  76. Some apples bought in the super market can be over a year old. They are still fresh because they were held in cold storage.
  77. Turkey consumes the most tea per person.
  78. The Netherlands (Holland) drinks the most coffee per person.
  79. Potatoes were the first vegetables ever planted in space.
  80. Lettuce is the world's most popular green vegetable.
  81. 10% of the world's food supply is consumed by insects.
  82. Figs are made by fig wasps which mate inside the fig, leaving it to blossom.
  83. German chocolate cake has nothing to do with chocolate.
  84. Canned white tuna has 3 times more mercury than chunk white.
  85. Once lobster were served as prison food and regarded as the food for the poor since they were so plentiful.
  86. Ostrich meat is the leanest of all the red meat.
  87. The bigger the orange the sweeter it is.
  88. Eating kiwi helps your body process protein.
  89. There's small difference between jam and jelly. Jam is made from fruit and jelly is made from fruit juice.
  90. Eggplants aren't vegetables; they're actually berries.
  91. Once you eat food, it takes 12 hours for the food to entirely digest.
  92. In an emergency, coconut water can be used for blood plasma.
  93. If you have latex allergy, you are likely allergic to papaya.
  94. Goat meat is the most popular meat.
  95. Greek Yogurt has double the amount of protein as its regular counterpart.
  96. Wheat is the world's most widely grown plant.
  97. Oatmeal is commonly used as a stabilizer in food items such as ice cream.
  98. The hamburger was invented in 1900.
  99. Astronauts ate food grown in space for the first time in 2015.
  100. There are more Indian restaurants in London than in Mumbai or Delhi.
  101. Not eating food before going to bed actually burns fat.
  102. The world's most expensive spice is saffron.
  103. There are over 15,000 different kinds of rice.
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