INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FOOD
Food is considered to be something which satiates our hunger. But amazingly there are many interesting facts about food that people are not aware of. And interestingly, these interesting qualities of food are very surprising. In this article, we’ve got you some of these interesting facts about food which will startle you.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT KETCHUP
Tomatoes were thought to have medicinal properties in the early 1800s. A doctor in Ohio claimed that tomatoes could treat indigestion and diarrhea in the 1830s and published recipes for a type of tomato ketchup that he later turned into a concentrated pill.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SUBSTANCES LIKE COFFEE CREAMER
The culinary additive titanium dioxide is present in many different foods, including ranch dressing, coffee creamer, frosting, and powdered sugar. Making whites appear whiter is a common usage for it. However, it is also present in products like paint, sunscreen, and laundry detergent for the same purpose Although the International Agency for Research on Cancer listed the chemical as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” research has connected it to inflammatory bowel illnesses notwithstanding the FDA’s assessment that it is safe. France said in April 2019 that it would start banning titanium dioxide in 2020.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PEANUTS
Due to the high carbon content of peanut butter, researchers at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany have found that it is possible to transform regular Skippy into diamonds. All you have to do is press heavily on the carbon dioxide that is still present after separating the oxygen from the peanut butter’s carbon dioxide.
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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POPSICLE
According to NPR, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a cup of soda and water outside overnight in 1905, even if key parts of the origin myth have been disputed. When his mixture solidified, he devoured his tasty discovery. Epperson began selling his creation, which he called the “Epsicle,” all around Neptune Beach in San Francisco that summer. Epperson’s kids started calling his invention “Pop’s ‘Sicle” or “Popsicle” as they grew older.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POTATOES
In 2012, Boeing piled enormous amounts of potatoes on seats to test the wireless signal on brand-new aircraft. Potatoes absorb and reflect radio and wireless waves similarly to humans because of their high water content and chemical composition. Does it not make potatoes interesting?
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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OYSTERS
It’s likely that when you eat raw oysters, they are still living. Because oysters decay so quickly, chefs must serve them as soon as possible—basically, while they are still alive. Oysters are kept in specially regulated conditions since some shellfish kinds may survive for up to two weeks without water. They become unsafe to eat once they pass away.
So, yes: You are most likely biting on live oysters if you have a good dish of fresh oysters. Oysters can’t sense pain since they lack central neural systems.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BANANAS
Despite the fact that there are 1,000 different varieties of bananas in the world, all of the popular yellow fruits you find in the shop are genetic clones of the Cavendish variety. Because it doesn’t have seeds, which is a quality that consumers like, and because it lives longer than its banana relatives, the Cavendish was mass-produced, according to the Economist. Farmers must clone the Cavendish since it lacks seeds in order to keep up production. Recent genetic diversity concerns among agricultural scientists have raised concerns that the banana could soon become subject to dangers and extinction.
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