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80 Amazing Facts about Food  | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly almost half of the world’s food is thrown away every year.
  2. It is amazing that Americans spend more on cat food than baby food.
  3. To feed the world’s ever-growing population, we will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as we have in the last 8,000.
  4. Amazingly the average person eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime which is the equivalent of six elephants.
  5. Breast fed babies score slightly higher on mental development tests than ones on formula.
  6. Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.
  7. Apple seeds are poisonous as they contain a cyanide compound.
  8. Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India.
  9. You can make Banana ice cream using only a banana!
  10. Amazingly Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.
  11. It is amazing that you’re more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.
  12. Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans.
  13. Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
  14. When cabbage is chewed properly, you burn more calories than you eat, in the process.
  15. Carrots have almost zero fat content.
  16. Carrots haven’t been orange for that long! Before the 17th century , almost all carrots cultivated were purple! The modern day orange carrot wasn’t even cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots and gradually developed them into the orange variety we have today.
  17. It is amazing that the cashew nut in its natural state contains poisonous oil. Roasting removes the oil and makes the nuts safe to eat.
  18. Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.
  19. For those people who are lactose intolerant , chocolate helps in digesting milk.
  20. It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate.
  21. The inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  22. The World’s Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed 5,792 kg (12,770 lb).
  23. Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.
  24. Amazingly two-thirds of the world’s coffee comes from Brazil.
  25. Amazing fact is that 10 gms Coffee or consumption of about 100 cups over 4 hours can be fatal.
  26. Isn’t it amazing that the world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day ?
  27. Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity, behind only petroleum.
  28. Instant Coffee was invented by a man called George Washington around 1910.
  29. Coffee is the second most valuable commodity in the world, after oil.
  30. Amazingly there are more than 1,00 chemicals in a cup of coffee.
  31. No two cornflakes are identical!
  32. Amazing fact is that that you can buy live sedated crabs in a Chinese vending machine in underground train stations in Nanjing.
  33. A cucumber is 96% water.
  34. An egg that is fresh will sink in water , but a stale one won’t.
  35. No matter how hard you squeeze two ends of an egg , it will never break.
  36. A hardboiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft boiled egg will not.
  37. An egg contains all the vitamins except Vitamin C.
  38. An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface.
  39. Eggs do not need to be refrigerated!
  40. A scientist at MichiganStateUniversity has calculated that the production of a single hen egg requires about 120 gallons of water, a loaf of bread requires 300 gallons, and a pound of beef, 3,500.
  41. It takes 40 minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg.
  42. When honey is swallowed , it enters the blood stream within 20 minutes since it is already been digested by Bee.
  43. Amazing fact is that honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures.
  44. Amazingly honey does not spoil.
  45. Archaeologists have found 2000 year old jars of honey in Egyptian tombs, which still tasted delicious.
  46. Amazing fact is that to make 1 pound of honey, bees would have to visit over 2 million flowers.
  47. Honey is More Effective than Cough Syrup to Fight a Cough!
  48. Did you know that the very first lemon seeds were brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus?
  49. Amazingly Lemons have more sugar than oranges.
  50. Milk is heavier than cream.
  51. Amazingly more people are allergic to Cow’s milk than any other food.
  52. Camels’ milk has 10 times more iron than cows’ milk.
  53. Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up Sulphur from the soil.
  54. Running cold water over the onion and the knife will keep you from crying when you cut it, because water neutralizes the chemical that makes you cry.
  55. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  56. Isn’t it amazing that the world’s heaviest onion weighed more that the head of a man ?
  57. Amazing fact is that an onion, an apple and a potato all have the same sweet taste with pinched nose eliminating smell element.
  58. Do you know that the oldest known vegetable is pea ?
  59. Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world.
  60. Amazing fact is that if you put piece of pineapple for a longer time in mouth, it will start eating you as it has proteins that degrade meat.
  61. There are about 252 varieties of potato grown in the world.
  62. Amazing thing is that in USA, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  63. Amazing fact is that when potatoes were brought from South America over to Spain, it took about 200 years before it was recognized as a food.
  64. The annoying air in the potato chip bag is actually nitrogen occupying  70 % space !
  65. Amazingly 60% of all US potato products originate in Idaho.
  66. A quarter of raw potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the shoes smelling fresh and clean.
  67. A single baked potato contains less than 250 calories and is over 99% fat free.
  68. Most of the nutrients in a potato reside just below the skin layer.
  69. Amazingly a full-grown pumpkin has about 15 miles of roots.
  70. Amazing fact is that ten radishes only contain eight calories.
  71. Salt is one of the few spices that is all taste, and no smell.
  72. A one Kg packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar.
  73. Green tea is the national drink of Japan.
  74. The question of whether a tomato should be classified as a fruit or a vegetable was once a Supreme Court case.
  75. The active ingredient in most toothpaste is called sodium fluoride.
  76. Sodium fluoride can be lethal for young children if ingested in large amount.
  77. Amazingly polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human.
  78. There is a bar in London that amazingly sells vaporized vodka, which is inhaled instead of sipped.
  79. Wheat is the world’s most widely cultivated plant , grown on every continent except Antarctica.
  80. Wine is kept in tinted bottles because it will spoil if it’s exposed to light.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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