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Amazing Facts About Food




Rice has more genes than humans.

Nutella was invented during World War II, when an Italian soldier mixed chocolate with hazelnut to stretch his food ration.

McDonald’s sells 75 burgers per minute.

Eggs can explode in the microwave.

Because of the large amount of sugar in it, it is impossible for honey to spoil. Even in 1,000 years it would still be edible.

There are just two people who know the recipe for Coca Cola. For this reason they are not allowed to be in a plane at the same time.

Pizza Hut was the first pizza service to deliver a pizza to the International Space Station. In 2001, the company paid one million dollars to the Russian Space Agency for this promotional campaign.

The Pomato is a hybrid between a tomato and a potato. The plant produces both tomatoes and potatoes.

The grapefruit was actually an accident. It was developed by chance from a cross between pomelos and oranges.

It takes 40 minutes to cook an ostrich egg.

Before coffee became popular, beer was served for breakfast in the USA.

According to nutritional values, the daily requirement of vitamin B6 can be provided by 2.9 pounds Nutella.

If Coca Cola was served without colorants, it would be green and not black.

Scientists have succeeded in creating a genetic strain of manioc that contains more iron and zinc than conventional plants of this type. The crop is a widespread food source, particularly in Latin America, and with this special breeding it could reduce the problem of zinc and iron deficiency in children within the region.

The “Blue Java” banana is a special type of banana with a blue exterior and a slight vanilla taste.

In 1970, roughly six billion dollars were spent on fast food. Nowadays, it is about 200 billion dollars.

Walnuts contain just as much protein as eggs.


In Pittsburgh there is a restaurant called “Conflict Kitchen”. It only serves dishes from countries the USA is in conflict with. When the restaurant started to serve dishes from Palestine the owners received death threats.

In order for ketchup to pass the quality control of the manufacturing company Heinz, it must run out of the bottle at a speed of 0.28 miles per hour. If the ketchup runs out of the bottle faster or slower, its viscosity (thickness) is not correct and it is therefore not sold.

Cats cannot taste sugar.

After saffron, vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world. In 2017, one kilo of black vanilla pods cost up to 600 dollars. Saffron of average quality costs up to 5,000 dollars.

In 2010 a professor at the Kansas State University wanted to show his students that during a diet only the amount of calories is important, and not the nutrients. For two months he almost exclusively ate candy and lost more than 26 pounds.

The Bourbon vanilla takes its name from the island of Réunion, where the black pods are grown. After the occupation by the French King Louis XIII, the island was called “Bourbon” after the name of his noble family.

In order to die of a caffeine overdose, a person would have to consume about 100 cups of coffee in a very short time.

Scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have shown that the protein lectin can help prevent the development of tumor cells, prevent viruses from multiplying, and even serve as the starting material for a cure for HIV. Since lectin is found in bananas and is responsible for the brown coloring of the fruit, the darkest bananas are therefore the healthiest.

One of the original ingredients of Coca-Cola was cocaine.


The world’s largest vegetables grow in Alaska. The main reason for this is that in summer the sun shines for more than 20 hours a day.

The designer Ko Yang has invented a milk package that changes its color when the milk begins to spoil.

Grapes explode when you heat them in a microwave.

In the United States, it is a legal requirement that eggs be washed before sale. The EU, however, stipulates that eggs may not be washed before sale. Both laws were introduced to protect against salmonella.

The avocado core is also edible and contains even more nutrients than the pulp.

The mascot on the Pringles package is called “Julius Pringles”.

Annually, more people die from being hit by a champagne cork than from the bite of a venomous spider.

Water cannot go bad and yet there is always an expiration date on water bottles. The reason for this is that the expiration date does not apply to water, but rather indicates when the plastic bottle starts releasing chemicals into the water.

Kopi luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. It is produced by feeding the beans to civets, which break down the bitter substances in the beans during their digestive process. The otherwise intact beans are collected after excretion and prepared for sale.

The “Drinkable Book” contains instructions on how to filter your water properly. At the same time, it consists of separable pages with integrated silver particles that can eliminate around 99 percent of the bacteria in contaminated water. Each book has so many pages that it can supply a person with clean water for up to four years.

Because it was impossible to transport the ingredients needed for Coca Cola to Nazi Germany, the Coca Cola Company designed a beverage especially for the German market: Fanta.

The Italian chocolate brand “Italo Suisse” changed its name in 2013 to “Isis”. One year later it had to change it again because of the rise of the terror organization.



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