Food Fun Facts

Did you know that garlic is a natural mosquito repellent? Or that carrots don’t actually improve your eyesight? Unbelievable right?  Well, below we’ve compiled a number of food fun facts that will blow your mind. Read more to find out. 

Food Fun Facts- For Halloween and Other Fun Activities

Food is part of everyone’s life, and we need it to survive and go about our daily lives. There are many fascinating things about Food that we don’t know. They say food is nutritious, but some of the foods we eat are healthy and some are not, so it’s good to check out the fun facts here to learn more about the foods we eat to choose to eat healthily.

 For example, did you know that one fast-food burger can have meat from a hundred different cows? Also, find out the reason why ketchup was used as medicine in the past. We have many fun facts that may surprise you.

So why don’t you dig in and find out more?

Food fun facts

  • The Domino’s co-founder traded his shares for a Volkswagen.
  • Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day.
  • It’s impossible to cook an egg on a sidewalk.
  • Not eating before bed burns fat.
  • The original Margherita pizza was color-coded.
  • Hot chocolate tastes better out of an orange cup.
  • The Columbian Exchange changed the course of food.
  • There are more Indian restaurants in London than in Mumbai or Delhi.
  • Americans eat millions of pounds of peanut butter.
  • Australians eat the most meat...Coming in at a whopping 200 pounds per person every year,
  • Death row inmates in Texas don’t get to pick their last meal.
  • Sound can influence the taste of your food...High-frequency sounds to enhance the sweetness in food, while low frequencies bring out the bitterness.
  • Some produce in the U.S. is too ugly to sell...Specifically, a whopping 40% of produce grown is never sold just because it’s too ugly.
  • Astronauts ate food grown in space for the first time in 2015.
  • California is the world’s 5th largest supplier of food.
  • One of the most influential men in history was an agricultural scientist.
  • Throwing food away is illegal in Seattle...Since 2015, if you don’t compost your food waste and compostable paper, businesses will be fined $50 per dumpster and just $1 for single-family homes.
  • Goat meat is the most popular meat.
  • A ridiculous amount of Nutella is sold every year.
  • Eating fast food regularly has the same impact on the liver as hepatitis.
  • Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
  • You could survive only by drinking breast milk. Adults could survive off of this as well, provided they receive enough of it.
  • Fortune cookies are not Chinese.They were invented in the early 1900s in San Francisco.
  • In an emergency, coconut water can be used for blood plasma.
  • Nutritious food is more expensive than junk food.
  • India has the lowest meat consumption in the world.
  • Alabama’s state nut is famous.
  • There’s a small difference between jelly and jam. Jam is made with fruit, which is why it’s so chunky. Meanwhile, jelly is made with fruit juice.
  • Coriander and cilantro are not the same things. Cilantro is the plant’s leaves and stems, while coriander is the name of the dried seeds.
  • Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor.
  • Tonic water glows in the dark.
  • German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany.
  • Brown sugar is no different than white sugar.
  • Popcorn at the movies isn’t universal. They are popular in America however, in Columbia they eat dried ants while they enjoy a movie.
  • The Netherlands drinks the most coffee per person, each person drinks about 2.5 cups of coffee every day.
  • Turkey consumes the most tea per person.
  • Serbia hosts the most costly cheese.
  • 49% of Americans over 20 eat a sandwich every day.
  • India produces, consumes, and exports the most chili peppers in the world.
  • Potatoes are 80% water.
  • Figs can contain dead wasps.
  • Pizza Hut used to be the nation’s biggest purchaser of kale.
  • Humans’ DNA is 60% the same as bananas.
  • There’s wood pulp in shredded cheese.
  • Food tastes different when you’re flying. Altitude changes your body chemistry, making certain flavors taste different than how they taste when you’re on the ground.
  • Chimichanga means “thingamajig”.
  • Mountain Dew contains orange juice.
  • Coffee beans can help eliminate bad breath.
  • Food is allowed to contain some amount of insects. For example, chocolate can have no more than 60 insect fragments per 100 grams.
  • Bird saliva is an expensive delicacy in China for over four centuries now.
  • Popsicles were invented by accident. an 11-year-old kid left a mixture of soda and water outside in a cup overnight. It froze, and he ate it in the morning.
  • Ripe cranberries will bounce if dropped on the ground.
  • Coffee is the main source of antioxidants for Americans.
  • Bad eggs will float if put in a glass of cold water.
  • Sweet drinks can cause dementia.
  • Not all wine is vegan. some common ingredients in wine are milk protein, egg white, gelatin, and fish bladder protein.
  • South African popcorn isn’t popcorn. South African popcorn isn’t popcorn.
  • Chickpeas have more names than you think. Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same things – along with sanagali, ceci beans, chana, and bengal gram.
  • Lima beans are deadly because they have lethal amounts of cyanide in them.
  • Cauliflower comes in multiple colors. Although we typically only see white cauliflower, it actually has purple, orange, and green varieties.
  • Thomas Jefferson made pasta popular in the U.S. He was also the one who introduced mac and cheese to Americans!
  • Margherita pizza is named after a queen.
  • No one knows the origin of chocolate chip cookies.
  • Pineapples have no relation to pine.
  • Twinkie cream isn’t cream at all.
  • French fries originated in Belgium, not France!
  • In Japan, chefs have to train for over two years in order to qualify to serve pufferfish.
  • In ancient Egyptian days, radishes, onions, and garlic were given to workers as wages.
  • There’s no answer to how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.
  • Froot Loops are all the same flavor.
  • Honey is basically bee vomit.
  • Spam wasn’t invented in Hawaii. it was invented in Minnesota.
  • Some people are scared of peanut butter.Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth!
  • Expiration dates on bottled water have nothing to do with the water.Water can’t expire – but the bottle it’s in can. Plastic bottles will eventually start leaking chemicals into the water.
  • You can find peanuts in dynamite.
  • McDonald’s sells 2.5 billion hamburgers every year.
  • Chocolate has been used as a currency in ancient civilizations of Mexico and South America.
  • Certain music can make you drink faster.Loud music seems to make people drink more, and faster.
  • A corned beef sandwich was once smuggled into space.
  • One in four hazelnuts ends up in Nutella.
  • Cheese is the most stolen food in the world. There’s even a black market for cheese!
  • Russia took a long time to classify beer as being alcoholic.
  • American cheese is not American. It was invented in Switzerland
  • Peppers don’t actually burn your mouth.There’s a chemical in chili peppers called capsaicin that tricks your mouth into feeling like it’s being burned
  • Crackers are worse for your teeth than sugar because acid is the biggest cause of tooth decay and not sugar!
  • The red food dye for Skittles is made from boiled beetles.
  • Farmed salmon is dyed pink.
  • White chocolate isn’t chocolate.It’s really just a mixture of sugar, milk, vanilla, lecithin, and cocoa butter.
  • Ketchup used to be used as a medicine.
  • Crackers have holes in them to prevent air bubbles from ruining the product during baking.
  • Nutmeg is a hallucinogen.
  • Fruit-flavored snacks shine because of car wax.
  • One fast-food burger can have meat from 100 different cows.
  • Ranch dressing is normally dyed.
  • The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000 dollars. It takes 72hours to make and can only be made by 3 Italian Chefs
  • Most supermarket wasabi is actually horseradish.Real wasabi is challenging to make and expensive.
  • Pound cake got its name from its recipe...The early recipes of pound cake called for one pound of butter, one pound of eggs, and one pound of sugar.


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