75 facts tagged with Food Facts
If you don't wash strawberries before eating them, you may also be eating little white bugs.
Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon.
The native Americans planted three sisters (corn, beans, and squash) together so that they would benefit each other. The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil, and the squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds.
According to the FDA, it's safe to eat the stickers that are found on fruit; they're actually made out of "edible paper" and the glue is food grade.
Let's Pizza is the world's first pizza vending machine. Just select your topping, insert coins, and watch your pizza bake!
A cauliflower that weighs almost 72.5kg has broken the world record by almost 3kg.
The bananas we buy in stores and supermarkets are genetically identical clones, all descended from one banana. These bananas are seedless and sterile; natural bananas are short, fat, and have huge seeds.
According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.
US eggs would be illegal in a British supermarket because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in US markets because they’re unwashed.
For clean fruit, fill a bowl with water (or, for bigger batches, use a clean sink), add 1 cup of vinegar, and stir. Add fruit and leave to soak for 10 minutes. The water will be dirty and the fruit will be sparkly clean with no wax or dirty film.
Glucose (sugar) has an opposite “handed” isomer L-glucose that tastes identical and isn't metabolized as sugar, so it's safe for diabetics. Unfortunately, L-glucose costs 50% more than gold.
One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds throughout the world.
If you see an ingredients list that includes carmine, cochineal extract or natural red 4, the product contains crushed up bugs.
Mangoes enhance a marijuana high, allowing users to get ‘higher’ more effectively.
There is a “Fruit Salad Tree” which can grow up to 6 different types of fruit.
In 1907, Kellogg’s launched a campaign called "Wink Day" to promote Cornflakes. Women were encouraged to “wink at your grocer and see what you get” (and what they got was a free box of cereal!)
There is a fruit by the name of Black Sapote or “chocolate pudding fruit” which tastes like chocolate pudding and is actually low fat and has about “4 times as much vitamin C as an orange”.
The Häagen-Dazs ice cream creator was American and made up the brand name to sound Danish, unique, and sophisticated. It doesn't mean anything.
Contrary to popular belief, plastic cutting boards are more likely to harbor bacteria than wood ones. New plastic boards are easier to clean, but ones with cuts are nearly impossible to completely disinfect, whereas wood ones absorb and kill bacteria, regardless of age or use.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were originally considered a delicacy, only enjoyed by those of the upper class.
Broccoli is ‘man-made’ through the breeding of different cabbage crops.
Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence after consumption.
In 1974, canned food from a boat that sank in 1865 was tested by chemists and was found to be still safe to eat.
Seattle is planning to build a new city park filled with hundreds of edible plants - such as fruit trees, vegetables plants, herbs, etc… Free to “anyone and everyone.” If successful, it will be the first “food forest” of the nation.
Scientists in Germany have developed a candy that doesn't cause cavities.
Coffee comes from an edible fruit. The coffee cherry is sweet and tastes like watermelon, rosewater, and hibiscus all at once.
Costco hasn't changed the price of its $1.50 hot dog/soda combo since 1985.
There’s a mushroom that grows in the wild and tastes like fried chicken. Its name is Laetiporus.
Redlove Era Apple is red all the way to its core.
Nachos were actually invented by a guy named Nacho. Happy Nacho Day!
Ice cream cones were popularized in America during the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle vendor to roll up his waffles to hold the ice cream.
Earthworms are 82% protein, rich in Omega 3, and pair well with cumin and curry. They reportedly taste like bacon.
Lentil As Anything, a successful Australian restaurant, allows its customers to pay whatever price they feel like paying for the food.
Newman’s Own foods donates 100% of its post tax profits to charity. As of June 2012 these donations have exceeded 330 million dollars.
The founder of Kellogg's Cereals (John Harvey Kellogg) was a doctor focusing on health and mental wellness. He began manufacturing corn cereals because he thought eating cereal for breakfast would curb people's desire to masturbate.
NASA invented baby food as we know it today.
Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.
A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.
The biggest burger in Britain, dubbed the 'Apocalypse Burger', is a mammoth 25,000 calories, weighs 11kg (25lb) and contains £150 (around $233 USD) worth of ingredients.
While pumpkins are typically orange, they can also be green, white, red, gray, and even blue.
There is a fruit called The Miracle Berry that, when eaten, causes sour foods to taste sweet, and has been used to treat diabetes, among other things.
Honey does not spoil. It has been found in Egyptian pyramids perfectly preserved and still edible.
The TomTato is a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes!
A type of strawberry that almost became extinct is now being sold in Europe. It tastes like pineapple so they call it pineberry.
There are so many kinds of apples that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
Jon Bon Jovi has a restaurant that has no prices; guests pay whatever they can or volunteer in exchange for their meal.
The Himalayan Goji berry has more iron than steak, more vitamin C than oranges and more beta carotene than carrots.
The first Ronald McDonald was Willard Scott in 1963.
In Korea, if you do not receive any gift on Valentine's day then all the singles go to Korean restaurants and eat black noodles to celebrate (or mourn) their single status.
Chewing gum boosts your brain power.
You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac.
50 years ago Cheerios were called Cheerioats.
If you are cold you are more likely to be hungry because you use energy to keep warm.
Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with an ingredient from beaver pee.
91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
Every month, about 9 out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant.
An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.
Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
Chocolate is lower in caffeine than tea, coffee and coca cola. A one ounce bar of chocolate contains about 6mg of caffeine, whereas a five ounce cup of regular coffee contains over 40mg.
Research has shown that allowing chocolate to melt in your mouth produced brain and heart rate activity that was simliar to - and even stronger than - that produced with passionate kissing.
Quality dark chocolate contains flavonoids which help reduced the risk of heart disease.
The largest box of chocolates contained 90,090 Frango mint chocolates and weighed 3,3226 lbs! It was made by Marshall Field's of Chicago on November 14, 2002.
A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
Ancient gladiators were mostly vegetarians.
Vampire bats adopt orphans, and are one of the few mammals known to risk their own lives to share food with less fortunate roost-mates.
Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.
50% of pizzas in America are pepperoni.
In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".
It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
The onion is named after the Latin word 'unio' meaning large pearl.
Ice Cream is chinese food!
Sometimes frozen fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than fresh!
The average person eats almost 1500 pounds of food a year.
It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
The abdomen of the ant contains two stomachs. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants.