Did You Know? Some Fun and Interesting Food Facts

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Caron's Gateway Real Estate NH #054318

I really liked some of these food facts.  I just had to share them, I hope that some of my reads might enjoy them as much as I did.  Thanks for allowing the re-blog.

Original content by Pamela Cendejas

I was searching the web last week and found some very interesting facts about food and nutrition.  So, I thought this week we should share some of them with you…


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  • Fresh Bananas have a natural chemical which can make a person feel happy.  The same chemical is also found in Prozac.
  • Pound per pound, hamburgers cost more than a new car.
  • You may be surprised to learn that Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges.
  • The toxic Puffer Fish  kills about 300 people per year,. The rest are cheating death. :)
  • The average person consumes 8-9 pounds of food additives a year.
  • There’s no truth to the rumor that SPAM contains hog lips or snouts.
  • The first choice of  the most craved food by pregnant women  is Nachos.
  • The best fast food meal for kids is Subway’s Veggie Delight Sub with apple slices.
  • The worst fast food meal for kids is Dairy Queen’s original Cheeseburger and Fries.
  • If it takes 12 ears of corn to make a tablespoon of corn oil, how much it does it take to make a whole bottle?
  • Coffee beans aren’t beans.  They’re fruit pits.
  • A peanut is not a nut, but it’s actually a legume.
  • In the US, 50% of pizzas sold are with pepperoni on them.
  • For all you scientists; if you took two forks and an electrical charge, a pickle will light up.
  • To judge if a watermelon is ripe, you should knock on it and if it sounds hollow, then it is ripe.
  • An apple, potato and onion will all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged
  • For all you Vegetarians; an Avocado contains more protein than any other fruit.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
  • You might be surprised to know that cheese products contain less than 50 % cheese.
  • It would would take you 7 hours straight of walking to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fries and Big Mac.
  • If you pour Diet Coke on your cars battery cables, it will dissolve any corrosive build up.
  • Farm raised Salmon may contain as many as 16 more contaminents than wild salmon.
  • In the US, a pound of potato chips costs 2 hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  • Americans spent approximately $25 billion each year on beer.
  • Fortune cookies were invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker.
  • Capsaicin, which makes hot peppers “hot”, is best neutralized by casein, the main protein found in milk.
  • On an average, each American  eats 51 pounds of chocolate per year.
  • Chocolate contains a natural substance, phenyl ethylamine (PEA), which is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.

What' your favorite food trivia tidbit?  Please feel free to share.


Comments (3)

Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

I better eat more bananas. lol

May 15, 2012 08:56 AM
Don Hess
KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601 - Quarryville, PA

Now that's "fun" information. When my wife was pregnant she wanted Tasty Cakes. I should have bought stock in the company. As to the 7 hours of walking to burn off the Big Mac meal. I work out 3 times a week and the equipment always registers how many calories I burn. It's down right depressing! A single small Snickers bar will wipe out an hour of hard work! I guess you really have to watch what goes in your mouth if you want to lose serious weight.

Thanks for the trivia :)


Have a good one!

May 16, 2012 12:08 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Thanks for reading and commenting and I agreewith you Don, hard to cut back sometimes, wish you could buy willpower!

May 16, 2012 10:39 PM