Interesting Facts About Food
A pineapple was such a large status symbol in 18th century England that you could rent it for a day.
The area on earth, which is suitable for coffee plants to grow, is called the bean belt.
In Cambodia you can buy pizzas with marijuana as a topping. It is called Happy Pizza.
Peanuts are not nuts but in fact beans.
Blowing out the candles on a birthday cake increases the number of bacteria on the cake by around 1,400 percent.
When cows eat too many carrots, their milk can turn pink.
As the water of a coconut is isotonic and sterile, it is used as saline solution in underdeveloped countries.
A 60-year-old “Macallan Valerio Adami 1926” whiskey was auctioned in 2018 for 848,750 pounds, marking the highest price ever spent on a single bottle of whiskey.
The long drink “gin and tonic” was invented by the British in the 17th century as protection against malaria. The reason for this is that until 1940, the quinine contained in tonic water was the only substance known to be effective against malaria. However, since this also causes the tonic water to taste bitter, the drink was mixed with gin to improve its taste.
Nutella has a sun protection factor of 9.5.
After John Pemberton was wounded in the American Civil War, he became addicted to morphine. In order to free himself from the drug, he developed his own painkiller, which he made from cocaine and alcohol. In 1886 he designed a non-alcoholic variant that was later sold under the name “Coca-Cola”.
While tomatoes are typically classified as vegetables, they actually belong to the fruit category.
Celery has “negative” calories – it costs more energy to digest it.
In 1930 Ketchup was sold as medicine.
Araucana chickens are also referred to as Easter egg chickens, because their eggs can be blue, green, red or brown.
In 2016, Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to the top of Kilimanjaro, setting the world record for the highest pizza delivery ever.
Crickets consist of up to 70 percent protein, while beef steaks contain only 17 to 40 percent protein.
Carrots were purple until the 17th century. The orange color is only a specially cultivated form that has prevailed over the past few centuries.
About 20 percent of all calories consumed worldwide comes from rice.
If you cook a penguin egg, the egg white remains transparent after cooking.
Most airlines have a policy that the pilot and co-pilot of an aircraft are not allowed to eat the same meal in order to avoid the risk of both pilots suffering from food poisoning.
Strawberries are not berries, but in fact nuts.
Ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s has a cemetery for discontinued ice cream varieties on its premises.
It is assumed that the pizza Hawaii was invented in Canada.
Chia seeds contain five times more calcium than milk and twice as much iron as spinach.
The combination of a knife with a fork and a spoon is called spork.
If you salt a pineapple, it tastes sweeter.
Without bats, there would be no tequila, as bats play a crucial role in pollinating agave plants, from which the alcohol is won.
After the first drive-in was opened at McDonald’s in China, the system was so strange to the Chinese people that many people ordered their food from their car, parked their vehicle and then went to the restaurant to eat.
In the 1940s, the Coca Cola Company developed a colorless version of Coca Cola specifically for the USSR.
In the 1990s, the Coca-Cola Company tested vending machines that automatically changed prices depending on the outside temperature. When it was particularly hot, customers had to pay more.
Due to reduced air pressure, water on Mount Everest boils at 158 degrees Fahrenheit.
Popcorn became a popular cinema snack in the United States during the global economic crisis because it was so cheap.
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