Interesting Facts About Food

Interesting facts about FOOD

Discover a few interesting facts about food that You May Not Know.

Did you know that the herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

A can of spam is opened every 6 seconds. Before Internet age, spam wasn't unsolicated email, it was of course a luncheon meat. It is so resistant to spoilage that, if kept in the closed can, it may well outlast eternity and will certainly live longer than human.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

Grape explode when you put them in the microwave.

Carrots were first grown as a medicine (not a food). The ancient Greeks called carrots "Karoto".



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Eating cakes or buns with poppy seeds can cause positive test for drugs in the blood.

If you add half a glass of lemonade to a vase of flowers, the bubbles prolong the life of the flowers by up to a week. In Great Britain alcoholic lemonade is outselling premium bottled lagers.

In South Africa, termites are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like popcorn.

Flamingo tongues were a common delicacy at Roman feasts.

Interesting facts about food

If you add half a glass of lemonade to a vase of flowers, the bubbles prolong the life of the flowers by up to a week. In Great Britain alcoholic lemonade is outselling premium bottled lagers.

In South Africa, termites and ants are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like popcorn.

Interesting facst about Capibara

Spanish colonizers and missionaries in South America in the 16th century met the strange animal Capybara - a rodent, a leading semi-aquatic lifestyle. They asked the Pope to declare a capybara fish to the meat you can eat during fasts, to which he kindly gave their consent.

In the Scandinavian countries there are dishes from rancid or fermented fish. For example, the Icelandic hakarl dish made ​​from rotten shark meat and Swedish syurstremming - of sour herring.


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