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35 Fun Food Facts – What You Didn’t Know About The Food You’re Eating

  1. A strawberry isn’t a berry but a banana is.
    They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Tomatoes fall into this group, as do pomegranates, kiwis and—believe it or not—bananas.
  1.  Avocados and watermelon are berries, too.
  2. Cashews grow on trees like this:
  3. And Brussels sprouts grow in long stalks like this:
  4. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
  5. Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.
  6. Carrots were originally purple.
  7. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
  8. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
  9. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
  10. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.
  11. Betty White is actually older sliced bread.
  12. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
  13. Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.
  14. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground like this, so they are legumes.
  15. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
  16. Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.
  17. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.
  18. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.
  19. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.
  20. Pineapples grow like this:
  21. Quinoa is the seeds of this plant:
  22. Kiwis grow on vines:
  23. Ginger is the root of a plant:
  24. Add cinnamon is just the inner part of this tree:
  25. And artichokes are flowers that are eaten as buds. This is what they look like when flowered:
  26. “Spam” is short for spiced ham.
  27. Popsicles were invented by an 11 year old in 1905.
  28. Apples, like pears and plums, belong to the rose family.
  29. The official state vegetable of Oklahoma is the watermelon.
  30. Peas are one of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil:
  31. There are over 75,000 varieties of apples throughout the world, and it would take you 20 years to try them all if you had one each day.
  32. The twists in pretzels are made to look like arms crossed in prayer.
  33. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.”
  34. And no matter what color Fruit Loop you eat, they all taste the same.

Now don’t you feel more educated!!