15 Interesting Facts About Foods You Should Know

Food facts are not something you really think about when eating your favorite meal, but we do!

Food can either be a nutritious meal or a guilty pleasure! We all have our weaknesses when it comes to what we like to eat.

Some of those foods, whether they’re healthy or not, have interesting facts about them that you never would have guessed or thought of

We gathered some of the most interesting and unusual facts about the food that we all eat some of which would probably never have occurred to us... So Let's Start...........



1. Longest Shelf Life
 


There is one unique food which according to scientists can be stored for 2,000 years and this is not a slip of the tongue at all indeed the shelf life of honey is 2000 years in fact even if you buy a jar of honey then the following will be indicated on the label expiration date is not limited but if it's a hundred years this is probably still not very good but it's still usable.



2. Fear of Peanut Butter


Fear of peanut butter weird really weird as it turns out there are some people who are afraid of peanut butter but not because it doesn't taste good. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth sure no one likes to have that pasty sticky feeling preventing you from swallowing but to have an irrational fear of it. 




3. Not All Wine is Vegan


You would think that with grapes as the main ingredient wine being vegan would be a no-brainer however it turns out that a lot of wines aren't as innocent as we thought it's all about how the wine is clarified and a process called fining. Wine producers will usually use finding agents to help the clarifying process along the only problem the agents often used are casein (milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein). Which is why you should always be wary of the kind of wine you buy at least.


McDonald's sells 2.5 billion hamburgers
every year that equates to 75 McDonald's
hamburgers sold every second every day
or 6.5 million hamburgers each day.


4. Food Dyes Are Made With Insects?


Most of the sweets or food products containing red that is red coloring if so then most likely you eat bugs because the red coloring is extracted from them so called cochineal bugs are the main raw material for the production of red dye of course it's not the sole source but it is more popular and by the way many vegans even refused to eat various red foods.




5. Most Expensive Pizza


There's a $12,000 pizza, the most expensive pizza in the world it is the Louis XIII pizza was created in salerno italy by renato viola for a very select crowd the price tag comes from both the premium ingredients it's made with and 72 hours it takes to prepare i can't wait that long the chef will show up at your house ready to make the beast with three types of caviar buffalo mozzarella and 7 other types of cheese, lobster, mantis, shrimp, prawns and australian pink salt the feast also comes with a bottle of brandy and a bottle of the rarest most expensive Cognac on the market this will probably set you back.



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6. Popsicles Invented by Accident


Popsicles were invented by accident is there anything better on a hot day than a sweet cool popsicle the most impressive fact about these little gems is that they were actually invented by an 11 year old boy from the bay area back in San Francisco early 1900s young Frank Epperson accidentally left a mixture of soda and water with a wooden stick outside in a cup overnight it was a cold night the mixture froze and the world was changed.



7. Humans and Bananas Share DNA


Your DNA test shows one living relative we often like to imagine that as human beings we're the superior species because we're so different from the rest of the fauna and flora but surprise we're not that different as we share about 60% of our DNA with bananas and the other 40 percent well let's just say it's different enough to make us who we are.



8. Different Snacks in Different Countries


It's good to know popcorn at the movies isn't universal when you go to the movie theater and you're feeling a little hungry popcorn is probably your go-to snack right but as common as movie popcorn is in america on the grand scale things are quite different if you go out for a movie night in colombia (hormiga culona) aka dried ants will be the snack of choice, south korean concession stands the star is dried cuttlefish which is also popular in other asian countries as well as roasted chestnuts in china.



9. Black Market For Cheese


We bet most of you didn't know there was a black market for cheese indeed cheese is surprisingly enough the most stolen food in the world but why, why does about four percent of all cheese made around the globe an estimated 90.6 million tons end up stolen we're a choice but for you i got it done easy the high demand easy disposal and it's easy to conceal in recent years there have been some seriously daring cheese heists that made a lot of money for the thieves grocery stores lock up your cheese and people guard that stuff like it's treasure this is good cheese get off my cheese.



10. White Chocolate is Not a Chocolate


White chocolate is not a chocolate that's impossible obviously it probably won't come as such a surprise to hear that white chocolate isn't actually chocolate. White chocolate doesn't have any components of regular chocolate it's simply a mix of sugar, milk, vanilla ,lecithin and cocoa butter that contains no cocoa particles that's why chocoholics cravings are never satisfied by white chocolate but nevertheless technically white chocolate can not qualify as chocolate.



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11. Did We Eat Bugs And Insects ?


You've most likely already eaten bugs at some point without even realizing it that's because according to the FDA its economically impractical and almost impossible to grow harvest or process raw products that are totally free of non-hazardous naturally occurring unavoidable defects in other words they can't stop insects from potentially getting in the food you eat and getting rid of all of them would be too expensive there could be an average of 400 insect fragments per 50 grams and chocolate can have no more than 60 insect fragments per 100 grams of course your food can contain a whole lot more gross stuff but some things are better left unsaid let's keep this our little secret.



12. Table Salt is Better Than Sea Salt


You've probably heard that there's such a thing as sea salt and it's producers assure us that it's more healthy and useful in fact this is not the case sea salt is absolutely identical to ordinary table salt and it's no different it has an absolutely identical composition and the same content of sodium and the only difference is that iodine is often added to ordinary table salt and it is added on purpose in order to prevent iodine deficiency in the population therefore ordinary table salt can be healthier than sea salt.

So what is the difference between sea salt and ordinary table salt in fact there's only one fundamental difference it's the way they are mined sea salt is extracted as you may have guessed from the sea by the evaporation of seawater and ordinary salt is extracted from salt mines.


13. Citrus Fruit is Not a Best Source of Vitamin C


What do you think has the most vitamin C fruits or vegetables most likely when we think about vitamin C, citrus fruits come to mind be it orange, lemon and grapefruit. Yes indeed citrus fruits contain a lot of vitamin C but they're not the champions at all for example the bell pepper surpasses them because it contains one and a half times more vitamin C but bell peppers come in different colors yellow green red which one has the most vitamin C the yellow bell pepper so if you have a deficiency of vitamin C you should consume them.



14. Best Way to Cook Food


We all heard that heating food causes the loss of most of its vitamins and minerals how can this be avoided to preserve vitamins and minerals it's necessary to heat food as short as possible adding as little water as possible that is it turns out that cooking is not desirable yes exactly and the most rational way to preserve minerals and vitamins is oddly enough a microwave it's with the help of a microwave that you can warm up your vegetables and not kill vitamins and minerals.

Well of course you'll lose some part of them but with the microwave this part we'll be minimal in addition when you cook food in the microwave it's recommended to cover food to create a certain greenhouse and all of this will allow you to save the maximum amount of nutrients.

Froot Loops are all the same flavor as colorful as they are you'd think they were flavored accordingly but. No all Froot Loops are all the same flavor.


15. Most Restaurant Don't Use Real Wasabi


As you like sushi many of us like sushi and
also love wasabi but the truth is that most likely most of us have never eaten real l wasabi since what were served in restaurants or offered in stores is not real wasabi but just horseradish to which a little mustard coloring and flavors are added it's quite difficult to grow and expensive to produce real wasabi and even in Japan it's not so easy to find it and they most often used exactly the same mixture with horseradish although honestly I would still like to try real wasabi I wonder what it tastes like.

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