30 Astonishing Food Facts To Stay Healthy

Check out the most astonishing food facts to stay healthy. We are sure that food is the fuel to human existence. We eat it every day but how much do you know about it? Believe it or not, snacks can be part of a healthy diet. Smart snacking helps you to avoid overeating later in the day. This article is full of eye-opening facts for you all guys. Do you know how much sugar you should eat a day to stay healthy? This article will help you in finding the solutions. You should also see how to improve the quality of your life.

There are millions of facts on various expects of life. Some are bizarre, some are scary and some are totally amazing. But today we’ve selected some really useful food facts for you. So, here are 30 astonishing food facts to stay healthy. We hope you enjoy these random facts as much as we did gathering them.

#1 Figs.

Figs are technically not a fruit. They're inverted flowers which are pollinated by female wasps that burrow inside. But don't worry, the wasp's body is broken down into proteins by an enzyme called ficin.

#2 Sugar craving.

We're all born with a sweet tooth.Babies are born with a preference for sugar  because, biologically, sugar means energy.Eating too much sugar can lead to unhealthy eating patterns

#3 Peanuts v/z nuts.

Peanuts unlike almonds and walnuts, do not grow on trees. They are actually not nuts at all, but legumes like peas and lentils and they grow in the ground.

#4 Chocolate used as currency.

The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency

#5 Spam

Even though Spam is a popular Hawaiian treat, the home of spam is in Minnesota. There’s even a spam museum.

#6 Wasabi.

Both derive from the roots of plants belonging to the mustard family and they're both used as pungent condiments. While wasabi is that distinctive green color we're familiar with, horseradish is an off-white.A

#7 Banana

There are over 1,000 varieties of wild banana in the world. But 95% of  banana exports come from a single cultivated variety, the Cavendish. They are basically clones that is, genetically identical plants. This means they do not have seeds and are nicer to eat.

#8 Carrots

Although most carrots are orange, it turns out that it wasn’t always that way. The original carrots were purple and yellow.

#9 Pineapples grow on bushes

Pineapples don't grow on trees .They grow out of the ground, from a leafy plant. The plant consists of stocky leaves whorled around a central stem.

#10 Cashew shells are poisonous.

Cashews belong to the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac, meaning that its plant contains chemical irritants known as anacardic acids. The irritants are only found in the shells though, which is why cashews are almost always sold shelled and roasted

#11 Strawberries and berries

Strawberries and raspberries aren't really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit.

#12 Honey

The acidity , lack of water and the presence of hydrogen peroxide in a sealed jar or bottle of honey is the secret to its eternal shelf life.

#13 Chocolate harmful for dogs.

Dogs and people are different in lots of ways. For example, dogs can run around in the snow all day in their bare feet and it doesn't cause them any problems. People can run around barefooted in the snow for 30 seconds or so before it hurts.so it is harmful for your dogs.

#14 Mountain Dew is known as orange juice

Going with the citrus lemonade idea, Mountain dew went all in. On the back of the bottle or can, you'll find that concentrated orange juice, high fructose corn syrup, and carbonated are three key ingredients.

#15 Froot Loops have same taste

There is no actual fruit in Froot Loops and they are all the same flavor. Although the marketing side of Kellogg's sold the idea that each individual loop color was a different flavor,

#16 Parmesan isn’t vegetarian.

Parmesan, like many other high-end cheeses, is made using rennet which is traditionally sourced from the lining of a calf's stomach.

#17 Pineapples

Pineapples contain the enzyme bromelain, which breaks down protein. Bromelain is actually a mixture of two enzymes and several other substances in smaller quantities.

#18 Jelly beans are shiny

jelly beans are shiny because they're coated in shellac, which is a resin that's secreted by the female lac bug after it drinks the sap of trees.

#19 Red food cup cakes

One of the most common red colour additives known as cochineal (it can also appear as carmine, carminic acid, Natural Red 4, or E120 on food and cosmetic labels) is derived from a type of scale insect.

#20 fruit flavored snacks.

Fruit flavored snacks are made with the same wax found in car wax. Carnauba wax, a key ingredient in car wax that produces a brilliant shine, is also found in gummy bears and fruit flavored snacks.

#21 Chili peppers trick your mouths

Capsaicin binds to pain receptors on your nerves, causing your brain and body to react in a similar way as if there was something hot in your mouth.

#22 Mushrooms

The mushroom capital of the world is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. They are the largest exporters of mushrooms, followed by California.

#23 Sweet Potatoes

Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same things. They are actually different

#24 Nutmeg is the nut

 Nutmeg is the 'nut', while mace is the surrounding lacy 'aril'. Nutmeg has a warm, spicy aroma and flavour and can be used in sweet and savoury cooking. 

#25 Cucumbers

you’re feeling dehydrated and don’t feel like drinking water, try snacking on a cucumber  it’s 96 percent water.

#26 Gelatin

Gelatin is made from boiling skin, cartilage and bones from animals such as pigs, cows, and chickens.

#27 Lemons

if you’re making your daily lemon water, you’ll notice that lemons float. They float because they have a similar density to water

#28 Cranberries

cranberries are fresh by throwing it on the counter and seeing if it bounces back to you.

#29 Balsamic Vinegar

Premium balsamic vinegar consist of a higher percentage of wine must to wine vinegar and tend to be more thicker and sweeter than lower priced balsamic vinegar. Balsamic vinegar is made from grapes and is aged. It has an intense flavor.

#30 Tea bags

A tea bag is a small sealed bag. Typically containing tea leaves, which is immersed in water.New Yorker Thomas Sullivanis credited with creating tea bags. He would send samples of the product in silk bags and people started to throw them into the teapot. And, that’s how tea bags came to be.

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