Here are some fun and interesting food facts that will blow your mind. We hope you enjoy reading about some of these random and interesting facts about food as much as we did putting them together.
Chocolate was first seen in bar form around 1910. Dark chocolate is made from the roasted beans of the cacao tree and has many health benefits. From improving bad cholesterol to lowering blood pressure, helping to reduce stress, and improving vision, it’s definitely worth eating a square or two a day. A study by Harvard also found that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day prevented memory decline. Drink up!
Apples give you more energy than coffee
The coffee snobs may not don’t want to believe it, but it’s true. If you’re ever a little low on energy during the afternoon, then consider munching into an apple instead of buying a cup of coffee. Thanks to its high carbohydrate, fiber, vitamin C, and mineral content, eating apples are the perfect (and healthy) option to help you stay energized all day. The world’s most hated vegetable is one of the best for you
Avocados are fruit
Avocados are classified as berries with large seeds. Avocados must be picked when matured in order to ripen, which can take between 1-2 weeks. In Spain and Mexico, avocados are called “alligator pears” due to their shape and bumpy, green skin, while in India and China, they are referred to as “butter pears”. This healthy food is good for you too! They’re a great source of vitamin C, E, K, and B-6.
Drinking enough water every day can help you lose weight, helps reduce heart disease and cancer, and helps flush toxins out of your body. Keeping your body hydrated can also help reduce cavities and tooth decay. At work, ensure you drink enough water as it will help you stay focused and concentrate on mental tasks.
Peanut butter is good for you
Studies have shown that eating peanut butter can help lower cholesterol, aid in weight loss, and prevent type 2 diabetes. Bet you didn’t know this either, but peanut butter glows in the dark after it’s exposed to intense light!
Peanut butter can also be made to make diamonds! How you ask? Well, simply put, you must recreate the conditions of the lower mantle or Earth for weeks to create a 2-3mm wide diamond. So that’s only about 2,2000 degrees Celsius… On second thought, it may not be a great new business venture, but it’s still an interesting fact.
Love jelly beans? Here are some random but fun food facts about jelly beans. Did you know it can take 7 to 21 days to make a jelly bean? There are approximately 130 calories and about 37 grams of sugar in 35 jelly beans and Very Cherry was the most popular flavor for two decades until 1998 when Buttered Popcorn became the most popular flavor.
The many uses of cucumbers
If your bathroom mirrors fog up all the time after a hot shower, rub a cucumber slice along the mirror. It will eliminate the mist and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance. If you’ve written something in pen and made a mistake, the outside waxy coating of the cucumber can also be used to erase pen writing! Fun fact: did you know that cucumbers are 96% water?
Here are some seriously cool facts about bananas
Bananas can float in water
Bananas can help improve your mood and lower blood pressure
Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite can help keep it from itching
White chocolate isn’t actually chocolate.
Despite its name, white chocolate doesn’t actually contain any real chocolate components. According to Bon Appetit, the item is made up of a blend of sugar, milk products, vanilla.
French fries aren’t from France
french fries were actually created in Belgium, not France! They are called French fries because of how they are prepared; they’re julienned.
Leeks have ancient backstory
leeks were a favorite of the Roman emperor Nero because he believed they helped strengthen his voice.
Put those leeks to good use in this Vegetable Frittata Recipe.