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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Interesting Facts about Food

A peanut is not a nut. It is a legume.

1 apple ads 5 minutes to a person's life.

Strawberries have more vitamin C in them than oranges.

The first ring donuts were produced in 1847 by a 15 year old baker's apprentice, Hanson Gregory, who knocked the soggy center out of a fried doughnut.

Coca-cola (or any other cola soda) is good for cleaning the poles on car batteries.
Twinkies have a shelf life of 100 years.

There are more than 1,00 chemicals in a cup of coffee.

The amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $40,000.

Cacao, the main ingredient of chocolate is the most pest-ridden tree in the jungle.

You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.

Goldfish swallowing started at Harvard in 1939.

Interesting Facts is that The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.

The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.

America's best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla.

The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

Eating a packet of crisps a day is equivalent to drinking five liters of cooking oil a year.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Interesting Facts is that The Himalayan gogi berry contains, weight for weight, more iron than steak, more beta carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Interesting Facts is that Bubble gum contains rubber.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.


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Really interesting facts about food.