Knowing some fun facts about the foods we eat is one very interesting thing to do, and it never gets boring. Whether ridiculous, shocking, or revelational, food facts always keep you entertained. Below are 10 new food facts you should know. Feel free to comment on which one gets you the most.
Butter and Margarine
Butter and margarine are similar in calories; the difference is that butter is higher in saturated fats, while margarine generally has more unsaturated fats.
Flamingos owe their pink or reddish colour to the rich sources of carotenoid pigments in the algae and small crustaceans that the birds eat.
Chicken is one of the few things that we eat before it’s born and after it’s dead.
The doughnuts we so enjoy these days, were originally made of raised dough with a nut in the centre.
Eggs contain most of the recognized vitamins with the exception of vitamin C.
Fish consumption does more than just being a great brain food, because adequate fish consumption also helps protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, a potential cause of blindness.
Seaweed is used to make dairy products
Carrageenan is a type of seaweed that is commonly used as a thickening and emulsifying agent in dairy and non-dairy products, such as chocolate milk, cheese, ice cream and cottage cheese.
Chocolate is a particularly good source of magnesium, potassium and calcium. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. On the down side it contains caffeine and has a high fat level.
Eggplants are actually fruits, and classified botanically as berries. Wow! Now you know
Cauliflower comes in four colours
Cauliflower isn’t just white. The vegetable comes in four different colors; green, orange, purple and the popular white. Whatever colour you choose on your next veggie shopping, you’ll get the same nutritional value.