Monday, November 1, 2010

Fun Food Facts

  • Ice cream is a Chinese Food! When Marco Polo returned from China, he brought along a recipe of a Chinese dessert called “milk ice” which was made from rice and milk!
  • Coconut water (found inside coconuts not coconut milk) can be used in emergencies as a substitute for blood plasma because it’s sterile and has an ideal pH!
  • In the pre-Columbian era, cocoa beans were used as a currency!à100 beans were equal to one whole turkey.
  • The most expensive coffee in the world comes from Civet poop..and Civets are cat sized mammals! These cats only ingest fine ripe berries and excrete them partially digested. 1 pound sells between 120 and 600 $!
  • Cherries are part of the rose family.
  • The word “salary” comes from Salt! In the Roman times, salt was used as salary because it was very rare.
  • Cold temperature may affect your appetite and increase it.
  • It’s a tradition to serve slices of lemon with fish because people used to believe that the acid in the lemon would dissolve any bone swallowed by accident.
  • The earliest soup made dates back to 6000 BC and was made from hippopotamus!
  • Fortune cookies are not Chinese; they are invented by a LA noodle maker.
  • The color of a chili is not an indication of its spiciness. It’s actually the size >> the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.
  • Lemons contain more sugar and less Vitamin C than strawberries.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.
  • Consuming chocolate was considered to be a sin during the 16th and 17th century.
  • Chocolate contains the same chemical phenyl ethylamine that your brain produces when you fall in love.
  • Seaweed could be used to thicken ice cream.
  • Orange does not rhyme with any word.
  • Without food colorings, Coke’s original color is simply green.
  • While licking a stamp, you consume 1/10 calories.
  • The top 4 ice cream flavors in Japan are vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and.. green tea!
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • French fries are originally from Belgium and not France.
  • The only food that doesn’t spoil is honey!

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