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Fun Food Facts

Eating can be more fun after learning some trivia and other fun food facts about our favorite edibles. Happy Eating!

Fun Food Facts

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  • Watermelon has 1200 varieties.
  • The smaller the berry, the sweeter it is
  • When honey is consumed, it will enter your bloodstream within 20 minutes.
  • The term pound cake originated from the pound of butter needed to make it.
  • Bubble gum flavor comes from the mixture of wintergreen, vanilla, and cassia (a type of cinnamon)
  • Popcorn has existed for about 6000 years.
  • The first hamburger was invented by Louis Lassen in 1900. He took some ground beef and broiled it, then served the patty in between toast.
  • To prevent bananas from turning brown, put them in the refrigerator. You may also squeeze lemon juice on apples and bananas to prevent oxidation.
  • The world's hottest pepper is Habanero. This is one of those important fun food facts to know in case anyone offers you a bite!
  • To reap the therapeutic benefits of green tea, you have to drink 4-5 cups everyday.
  • The color of a chili will not indicate its degree of spiciness. Usually the size indicates the spiciness. The smaller the chili or pepper, the hotter it will be.
  • To easily cut off fat from chicken or steak, slice them while they're partially frozen.
  • Since the Hindus do not eat beef, New Delhi's McDonald's makes their burgers using mutton.
  • The more raw the fruit or vegetable is, the more nutritious it is. A freshly picked apple is way healthier than apple sauce, apple juice, and apple pie.
  • The dye that is used in stamping the grade on meat is actually edible. It's the dye from grape skins.
  • Canned soups taste good because of their high sugar content
  • Sonya Thomas carries the record of eating 11 lbs of cheesecake in just 9 minutes
  • Antarctica is the only continent that does not have McDonald's.
  • A Big Mac has 560 calories. The "special sauce" is thousand-island dressing.
  • In 1995, 11 pieces of KFC chicken were sold to every man, woman, and child in America.
  • Iceberg lettuce is composed of 90% water. Not much nutritional value there.
  • To calculate the percentage of alcohol in liquor, simply divide the proof (indicated on the bottle) by two.
  • Spinach is one of the most nutritious and highest ranking vegetable in nutrient and antioxidant capacity.
  • Saffron, which is made from dried stamens of crocus flowers, is the world's most expensive spice.
  • 2 12 0z servings of freshly juiced pears, apples, celery, leafy greens, and carrots can generate the same effect of two times the recommended dosage of a laxative.
  • Truffles, a type of fungus, are sniffed out from the soil by female pigs. Truffles can cost up to $1,500 per pound.
  • Applesauce can be substituted for oil in cake and muffin recipes
  • Avocadoes, which are rich in Vitamin E, make a good facial mask
  • Wendy's beef patties are square because their founder, Dave Thomas, was not an advocate of cutting corners in doing business and serving clients.
  • Rice is a staple food for over half of the world's population.
  • Diet soda has yet to be proven as an aid in effective weight loss. Some studies in fact have shown the beverage as actually increasing appetite or hunger.
  • Astronaut John Glenn ate the first space meal aboard Friendship 7 in 1962. He ate pureed applesauce from a tube.
  • Did You Know?

    1.2 billion pounds of potato chips are consumed each year in the US.

  • Feeling dizzy? Drink ginger tea
  • In the US, more tomatoes are consumed everyday than any other vegetable or fruit.
  • Olive oil makes a good deep conditioning treatment for the hair and scalp.
  • The average child in America will consume 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time he or she graduates from high school.
  • Turmeric, which makes mustard yellow, has anti-inflammatory properties. Mixed with some cream or milk, it can be used as an antiseptic for the skin.
  • Doctors recommend you have 5 servings for fruit and vegetables per day. One serving is half a cup.
  • The state of California supplies almost all the broccoli in the entire United States.

Now that you know all these great fun facts, you will enjoy your meals in a whole new way! Whether you use the information to impress your friends at the next family picnic, or simply are curious about the foods you eat, its clear you now have a smorgasbord of new knowledge and a buffet of brilliant insight. Good thing too, because as the famous saying goes, "you are what you eat."