Friday, January 25, 2013

We can’t escape food. Since it’s vital for us to eat, food will always be around. Not only do we consume it, but we cook with it, it keeps us on our feet, and helps us cure any colds we may have. But do we really know about food? I bet there are more food facts out there then we can imagine. As I was searching the web this morning, I noticed an abundance of facts were fascinating to me. I compiled some together, and put them on here for you guys to check out.

1) The Popsicle was invented by an 11 year who kept it secret for 18 years.

2) Microwave cooking was discovered accidentally, when a chocolate bar melted in someone’s pocket

3) Carrots used to be purple before the 17th century

4) The color of the twist tie on bread represents which day of the week it was baked

5) More than $2 billion of candy is sold for Halloween, more than any other holiday

6) Hostess makes 500 million Twinkies a year.

7) The creamy middle of a Twinkie is not cream at all but mostly Crisco, which is vegetable shortening.

8) Today, Americans consume approximately 70 million “tator tots” a year. The film Napoleon Dynamite (2004) popularized them even more.

9) Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family

10)The banana plant can grow as high as 20 feet tall. That’s as big as a two-story house!

11) Noodles got their start in China, not Italy as many people might think.

12) Pumpkins are 90% water.

13) Each man, woman and child in America eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza a year.

14) An ear of corn always has an even number of rows.

15) It takes over 300 gallons of water to grow one pound of rice.

16) Consumers in the USA spend over $100 billion on fast food every year.

17) Forks, mostly being two-tined, used to known as "split spoons."

18) Three quarters of fish caught are eaten - the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.

19) Meat production causes 1/5 of global greenhouse gasses.

20) Actually a fruit, it took a ruling by the Supreme Court in 1893 to make the tomato a vegetable.

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