How often do you get curious about the food you eat? Do you know where it came from or how it was processed? Here are some interesting (or startling) food facts you need to know.
- Strawberries are NOT berries. A berry is a fruit produced from a single seed. Berries have seeds inside. Strawberries are technically known as “aggregate fruits” formed from a flower that has many ovaries. Once pollinated, the ovaries swell, eventually forming into strawberries.
- Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit and is the only food that will never go bad.
- The most expensive coffee in the world is from cat droppings. Well, not from a regular cat, of course! A catlike wild animal called Asian palm civet ingests coffee beans and partly digests it. The beans are then collected from the droppings of the civet and are brewed into an aromatic, highly expensive coffee.
- The shiny glazed coating you see on candies and pills called Confectioner’s glaze is the same ingredient used for the production of materials used in sealing and varnishing wood floors.
- Apples, pears, and plums belong to the rose family.
- Lemons are considered one of the healthiest foods in the world. They also contain more sugar than strawberries.
- Peanuts are also used in manufacturing dynamites.
- Pineapple is a collection of berries clustered together to form one big fruit.
- Putting eggs in a bowl of water will help you find out if the eggs are fresh or not. Rotten eggs will float while the fresh ones will sink.
- The ripeness of a cranberry isn’t indicated by its color. If you can dribble it like a ball, then you know it’s ripe.
- Coconut water can work as human blood plasma. This has been proven effective in 3rd world countries.
- You don’t normally see wine sold in clear bottles because when wine is exposed to light for a prolonged period of time, it gets spoiled.
- Banana is a berry. And the banana tree that we always refer to is a giant herb.
- Apples do a better job at waking you up in the morning than your regular cup of coffee.
- You eat more when you feel cold. Temperature has an effect on your appetite.
These are some amazing food facts! Wouldn’t you want to know more about what you’re about to swallow?