Food is a universal phenomenon, and it is interesting to know a few facts about the food we consume on a daily basis. Let us take a look at some interesting food facts
Yellow, Green and Red bell peppers are not actually the same vegetable.
These vegetables are not always the same plant. Though some green peppers are unripe red peppers, green, yellow, orange, and red peppers are all unique plants with their own seeds.
Some foods, like ranch dressing or coffee creamer, can contain titanium dioxide.
Titanium dioxide is a food additive that can be found in a variety of foodstuffs, like ranch dressing, coffee creamer, icing, and powdered sugar. The compound, Titanium dioxide is often used to make whites appear whiter.
Titanium dioxide can also be found in items like paint, plastic, sunscreen, and laundry detergent.
One burger patty can contain hundreds of different cows.
Hamburgers are almost always a mishmash of many animals. The ground beef we buy at the supermarket is made of an unknown collection of muscle tissues.”
Fruit snacks and cars are coated in the same type of wax.
I know you may have wondered why gummy candies get that glossy sheen. They’re coated with carnauba wax, the same stuff that is used on cars to make them shiny.
Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
Cranberries are commonly referred to as “bounce berries” because they bounce when they’re ripe. In fact, bouncing cranberries is a common ripeness test for farmers and consumers alike.
Apple pie is not American.
“As American as apple pie” isn’t actually very American. Pie was invented in Medieval England, while the modern recipe for apple pie with a lattice crust was created and perfected by the Dutch.
Potatoes can absorb and reflect Wi-fi signals.
This is made possible because of their high water content and chemical makeup, potatoes absorb and reflect radio and wireless signals just like humans do.
Carrots were originally purple.
The first carrots looked nothing like they do today.
Originally these vegetables were purple or white with a thin root. The orange carrots we know and eat today are actually the result of a genetic mutation in the late 16th century that won out over the original color.
Crackers will give you cavities faster than candy.
Candy is the most common villain when it comes to tooth problems, at least that is what we believed as children. However, there are many foods out there that are worse for your dental hygiene than candy, like crackers. That is because acid, not sugar, is the major cause of tooth decay.
Eating too much nutmeg has the effect of a hallucinogenic drug.
Nutmeg may be the perfect addition to your hot beverage, but don’t sprinkle on too much. It is important to note that eating too much nutmeg can have the physical effects of a hallucinogenic drug. Interestingly too, some of these effects include out-of-body sensations, nausea, dizziness, and sluggish brain activity.
In summary, it takes a lot of nutmeg, say, more than two tablespoons to start feeling the spice’s drug-like effects, so there’s no need to worry too much. You got to admit it though. That was a funny one…
Now that you know, you are very welcome…