10 Fantastically Fascinating Food Facts

We all love food, don’t we? But what do we actually know about it? Well, we’ve done a little digging to provide you with these interesting food facts.
Warning: this post might make you a little hungry!

 

1. Cheese

Emmental Swiss cheese isolated on a white studio background.

Love cheese? So do robbers, as it is the most stolen food in the world. Mmmm… cheese.

 

2. Fortune Cookies

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Fortune cookies are a staple part of Chinese meals, right? However, they’re not a traditional Chinese custom. Where were they invented? In San Francisco in early 1900.

 

3. Chicken

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Chickens are getting fatter! The birds contain 266% more fat than they did 40 years ago.

 

4. Coconut Water

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If you’re ever low on blood plasma, you should use coconut water as a substitute.

 

5. Food Waste

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We’re a world of wasters! Apparently almost half of the planet’s food is thrown in the bin every year. That’s a lot!

 

6. Honey

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Never throw a jar of honey away – even after 40 years. While the thought of eating decades old honey might make you feel a little bit queasy, it is the only food that will never rot.

Bonus tip: if the old honey starts to crystallise, all you have to do is bung it in the microwave for a couple of seconds. Good as new!

 

7. Peanut Butter

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You’ll wish you were a scientists once you’ve read that they can turn peanut butter into diamonds. The paste is used between the tips of two diamonds, creating a stiletto heel effect. Yummy!

 

8. Soylent

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Ever heard of soylent? Well, you will probably hear a lot about it pretty soon, as it is a food substitute that can reportedly tick every box of your daily nutritional requirements. It’s currently undergoing testing and modification.

 

9. Peanuts

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Peanuts are a powerful food. Not only can they be turned into diamonds when formed as peanut butter, but they help make dynamite. The oil in peanuts is extracted to make glycerol – which helps make nitro-glycerine, the main dynamite ingredient.

 

10. Pretzels

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Pretzels are religious. The snack’s twists are meant to look like arms crossed in prayer, and they have three openings to symbolise the Holy Trinity.

Craving more food facts? Have a read of 10 Surprising McDonald’s Facts.

 

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