A person spends 5% of his life on food, and, as a rule, does not know at all what he is eating and what the properties of these products are. Therefore, let's take a look at the most interesting facts related to food.
Peanuts are not nuts. It belongs to legumes. In addition, peanuts are a part of dynamite.
The closest relative of the almond is the peach.
Acorns were used as a substitute for coffee during the American Civil War.
Americans eat almost 100 hectares of pizza a day, or about 350 slices per second.
Apples, potatoes, and onions taste the same if you eat them with your nose closed.
Apple seeds are poisonous. In addition, apples are more effective aids in waking up in the morning than caffeine.
Bananas are not fruit. They are a type of herb and contain chemicals that can lift your mood. And the smell of bananas and green apples, it is the smell, and not eating them, contributes to weight loss.
Honey is the only product that does not spoil.
McDonald's salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers.
In the US, 99% of pumpkins are sold for Halloween decoration purposes only.
Parsley seed oil contains hallucinogenic substances.
Nutmeg is extremely toxic if given intravenously.
Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges.
The inventor of the waffle iron didn't like the waffles at all.
The gum powder is finely ground marble.
Studies at the molecular genetic level have shown that the DNA of animals and fungi is as close as possible. A giant mushroom has been found in Oregon that is more than 2, 400 years old and is 3.4 square miles in size and continues to grow.
Chili color does not affect its taste. The smaller the size of the pepper, the hotter it is.
The cookie was invented in 1916 by noodle maker Joj Young in Los Angeles.
Saffron is made from small dried stamens of crocus flowers and is the most expensive of the spices.
Rice is the staple food of more than half of the world's population.