There are countless things we do not know about the foods we consume daily, same way the lists of incredible food facts are inexhaustible. However, we are pumped to always bring these facts to your knowledge so you’re better informed about your consumables.

Here are 10 new food facts you should know.

Pasta has ancient roots.
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Pasta

Pasta goes all the way back to the Etruscan civilization (between the third and eighth centuries B.C.E.). Their “pasta” was made by grinding cereals, grains, and some water.

Green beans
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Green beans

Green beans are covered in tiny hairs that have the ability to trap bugs.

Chili pepper flesh
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Red chili pepper

Did you know that the hottest part of the chili pepper is the flesh and not the seeds? If you didn’t know, now you do.

World’s largest tomato
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Large tomato

There is such a thing as the world’s largest tomato. The heaviest tomato recorded in the world weighed 10 pounds and it was grown by Dan Sutherland in Washington State.

Sugar
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Granulated sugar

Sugar is good for more than just food. If you add sugar to a vase of freshly-cut flowers, it can help prolong their life.

Lettuce
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Green Leaf Lettuce

Lettuce is the only vegetable or fruit which is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh.

Lobsters
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Red lobster

Funny how the dragon looking sea food goodness are quite expensive these days. However, back in the day, they were so common in Maine in the 18th Century that it was used as fertilizer. Imagine that!

Margarine
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Margarine

Margarine was first called “Butterine” in England when it was introduced.

Mayonnaise
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Mayonnaise in glass bowl

Other than being a delicious food item for salads and more, mayonnaise can also be used as a hair care item, because it has the ability to kill lice and also condition your hair.

Pepsi
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Pepsi-Cola was invented by Caleb Bradham in 1898. Originally called “Brad’s Drink,” the beverage was first marketed as a digestive aid and energy booster. It was renamed Pepsi-Cola because of its pepsin and kola nut content. You’re welcome.  

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