Fascinating Food Facts

1 French Macarons are actually not French at all! They were born in Italy in 1533, even it’s name is Italian.

2 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.

3 It has been traditional to serve fish with a slice of lemon since the Middle Ages, when people believed that the fruit’s juice would dissolve any bones accidentally swallowed.

4 An onion, apple and potato all have the SAME TASTE. The differences in flavour are caused by their smell.

5 Peanuts are used in the manufacture of Dynamite.

6 Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

7 Airplane food isn’t very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease from 20 to 50 %

8 By the Middle Ages black pepper had become a luxury item, so expensive that it was used to pay rent and taxes.

9 Eating fast food regularly has the same impact on the liver as hepatitis.

10 Onion contains a mild antibiotic that fights infections, soothes burns, tamed bee stings and relieves the itch of athletes foot.

11 An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

12 Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.

13 Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.

14 “Tiramisu” means “pick me up” in Italian and was named so because it contains coffee and alcohol.

15 To make 1 kg of honey, bees have to visit 4 million flowers and travel the distance equal to 4 times around the Earth.

16 In 2016 a Singaporean street food vendor was awarded a Michelin star.

17 Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in 1900s in San Francisco.

18 Cornflakes have more genes then people do.

19 Peanuts are not nuts they are legumes and almonds aren’t nuts either.

20 Dropping a raisin into champagne causes it to travel from the top of the glass to the bottom continuously.

21 Avocado is actually a berry.

22 Pizza is the most instagrammed food, followed by sushi.

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