Interesting Facts about Food

Wedding Food & Drink: Meeting Wedding Guests’ Dietary Needs?
December 28, 2016
  1. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  2. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.
  3. A survey showed 29% of adults say they have been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking biscuits.
  4. Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where the sufferer is obsessed with eating healthy food.
  5. Dry swallowing one teaspoon of sugar can commonly cure hiccups.
  6. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your back pocket.
  7. The fear of cooking is known as Mageirocophobia and is a recognised phobia.
  8. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
  9. Frank Mars invented the Snickers chocolate bar. He named it Snickers after his favourite horse.
  10. The M’s in M & M’s stand for ‘Mars & Murrie’, the co-creators of the candy.
  11. Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.
  12. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
  13. In South Africa, termites and ants are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like popcorn.
  14. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  15. Marmite was first introduced into the UK in 1902.
  16. The ancient Greeks chewed a gum-like substance called mastic that came from the bark of a tree.
  17. Honeybee workers must visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
  18. The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia.
  19. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  20. If you boil beetroot in water and then massage the water into your scalp each night, it works as an effective cure for dandruff.
  21. In the United States, lettuce is the second most popular fresh vegetable.
  22. Grape growing is the largest food industry in the world as there are more than 60 species and 8000 varieties of grapes.
  23. The average person eats eight pounds of grapes each year.
  24. There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world.
  25. Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and fibre.
  26. Carrots have zero fat content.
  27. Peanuts can be used to make dynamite.
  28. A watermelon is over 92% water by weight.
  29. Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic.
  30. Onion is Latin for ‘large pearl’.
  31. Sugar is the only taste that humans are born craving.
  32. In America, anchovies always rank last on the list of favourite toppings.
  33. The world average of the amount of meat eaten per year is 173 lbs per person.
  34. French fries came from Belgium, but are most popular in the US.
  35. An average person will consume 12 pubic hairs in their fast food every year!
  36. Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish.
  37. Pescetarians are vegetarians who eat fish.
  38. The Swiss eat the most chocolate, followed by the English.
  39. An average American will eat the equivalent of 28 pigs in their lifetime.
  40. Cheese products contain less than 51% cheese.