There is new knowledge to be acquired every time and anywhere and about just anything, even the food we consume on a regular. Enjoy a new compilation of 10 interesting and funny food facts.
Himalayan gogi berry contains, weight for weight, more iron than steak, more beta carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges.
Cashews aren’t nuts
Contrary to popular belief, cashews aren’t nuts; they’re actually seeds. They can also be toxic due to anacardic acid, which can cause some damage to your body.
Corn makes up about 8% of the weight in a box of corn flakes.
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
Kopi Luwak from Indonesia is the world’s costliest coffee, at US$350 a kilogram, thanks to a unique taste and aroma enhanced by the digestive system of droppings of palm civets, nocturnal tree-climbing creatures about the size of a large house cat, which eats ripe robusta coffee cherries for treats.
The coffee beans, which are found inside of the cherries, remain intact after passing through the animal. Plantation workers track them and scoop their precious poop.
Lobsters were once a common food
Once upon a time, lobsters were served as prison food and regarded as food for the poor because they were so plentiful.
Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
Lima beans contain cyanide
Raw lima beans contain a large amount of cyanide, which is lethal to humans; however, the beans are safe to eat as long as they are thoroughly cooked.
Peas are some of the freshest frozen vegetables out there, this is because Frozen peas are frozen within two and half hours of harvest.
Rhubarb leaves aren’t safe to eat
Rhubarb isn’t toxic, but its leaves are. They contain oxalic acid, which can lead to stomach and kidney issues.