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Discover 25 Fascinating Food Facts

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The concept of our blog is to provide a platform where food lovers can come together to learn, share and explore their passion for food. Whether you're a caterer, a beginner cook or a seasoned chef, our blog aims to entertain and educate visitors about the fascinating world of food.

Our food experts and editors conduct thorough research on a wide range of food-related topics to uncover fun and interesting facts that are not widely known to the public. This research is done by reading scientific papers, books, magazines, and other credible sources. Our team also speaks to experts in the food industry, such as chefs, food scientists, and historians, to gain their insight and knowledge.

  1. Avocados are fruits, not vegetables. They are also one of the oldest cultivated plants, with evidence of their cultivation dating back to as early as 8000 BC.
  2. Peanuts are not nuts but legumes. They're related to beans and lentils.
  3. Bananas contain a natural chemical called tryptophan, a mood-enhancer that can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
  4. The world's hottest pepper is the Carolina Reaper. It's so spicy that it's measured in units of heat called Scoville heat units (SHU). The Carolina Reaper has an average of 1,569,300 SHU.
  5. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and flavonoids that can lower blood pressure, improve blood flow and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  6. The avocado is a berry, not a vegetable.
  7. Strawberries aren't berries, but bananas are!
  8. Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, in the 18th century as a simple dish for the poor.
  9. The word "salad" comes from the Latin word "sal," which means "salt." Salads were seasoned initially with salt and dressed with oil and vinegar.
  10. Coffee was initially chewed as a stimulant in Ethiopia over 1000 years ago.
  11. The ancient Egyptians considered onions sacred and buried them with their pharaohs.
  12. Cadbury opened the first chocolate factory in 1879 in Birmingham, UK.
  13. Apple seeds contain a compound called amygdalin, which can release small amounts of hydrogen cyanide when digested. However, you would have to eat around a cup of apple seeds to ingest a dangerous amount.
  14. A single apple contains around 100 million bacteria from 10 different species.
  15. A squid has three hearts.
  16. Eating spicy food can boost your metabolism and burn more calories,
  17. Eating celery burns more calories than it contains, making it a "negative-calorie" food.
  18. The world's oldest known cultivated crop is the pea. Pea has been growing for over 9,000 years.
  19. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are all considered "aggregate fruits" because they're made up of many smaller fruits, called drupelets, that are fused.
  20. Cucumbers are 96% water.
  21. A red bell pepper has more vitamin C than an orange.
  22. Lobsters are blue when they're alive but turn red when cooked.
  23. The largest mushroom ever found weighed in at more than 100 pounds.
  24. The most expensive coffee in the world is made from the beans of a civet, a type of tropical mammal.
  25. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed eating blackberries could improve one's eyesight.

Please note that some of those facts might not be entirely accurate and always worth double checking, these are just fun facts that one could find around internet.


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