Food Facts

No one really knows when donuts were invented or who invented them.

Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same when eaten with your nose plugged.

When an egg floats in water, it is “off” and should not be eaten.

The consumption of natural vanilla causes the body to release catecholamines (including adrenalin) – for this reason it is considered to be mildly addictive.

Banana trees are not actually trees – they are giant herbs.

Ketchup was originally a fish sauce originating in the orient

7-Up – invented in 1920 contained Lithium – the drug commonly prescribed now to sufferers of bi-polar disorder.

In Tibet, a common drink is butter tea – it is made from yak butter, salt, and tea.

Nutritious food costs 10 times as much as junk food.

Grocers don’t have to tell you where your salad comes from.

Chicken today contains 266 percent more fat than it did 40 years ago.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

Eating lemons make you live longer.

Eating one meal of fish a week reduces your chances of getting a heart attack by 50%.

The first meal on the moon was roast turkey, eaten by Niel Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

A typical banana travels 4,000 miles before being eaten.

Coffee is the world’s most recognizable smell.

Carrots have zero fat content.

When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.

Coconut water can be used in an emergency as a substitute for blood plasma.

Orange Juice naturally contains a small amount of alcohol.

Eggs contain most of the recognised vitamins with the exception of vitamin C.

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

Strawberries are the only fruit which has its seeds on its outer skin.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. You have been warned!

Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same when eaten with your nose plugged.

There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world.

Peanuts can be used for a component to make Dynamite.

Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.

A watermelon is over 92% water by weight.

Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.

Darker Green lettuce leaves are more nutritious than lighter green leaves.

Americans eat about 30 pounds of lettuce every year. That’s about five times more than what we ate in the early 1900s.

In the United States, lettuce is the second most popular fresh vegetable.

Almost all lettuce is packed right in the field.

About 25% of all iceberg lettuce is made into fresh cut salads.

There are over 500 different types of bananas. That means if you ate a different kind of banana everyday, it would take almost a year and a half to eat every one!

The banana plant can grow as high as 20 feet tall. That’s as big as a two-story house!

Bananas are about 99.5% fat free.

Bananas are a great source of potassium. Potassium helps build muscle power and keeps your body fluids in balance.

Banana’s are most likely the first fruit ever to be grown on a farm.

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Coca Cola was originally green.

40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

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