C’mmon! You all Foodies. You love food, I love food, We love food, All love food. But do you know the superawesome, amazing, unbelievably true random facts about food. Some of you may be say Yes, while others aren’t so aware. But here’s some bizzare facts about the food you swallow, that tickles your tastebuds, satisfy your cravings and love you back. In the world of food, some are healthy, while others are junk food. But Food is food and we eat it with all our consciousness and sometimes sentiments too.
Well, If you’re also excited like me to know about the 3Fs (Fascinating food facts), not so common, surprising and curiosity evoking, here’s some I have rounded up. Go on, read these startling facts and amaze yourself. Or whip out a few at your next party and you might even impress your friends; how much you know about food and nutrition;
A can of coke has more sugar than you’re supposed to have in your whole day. When you drink one can of Coca-Cola, you are consuming 65grams of sugar. Though it is refreshing and delicious to drink, it doesn’t do much good to you and your health.
Green tea is an elixir, No? But do you know, Adding citrus juice (lemon drops) to green tea stabilizes its ‘catechin’ content, boosting the level of antioxidants that survive the digestive system upto 13-fold and become all the more healthy drink.
I’m lovin it! Remember it? The McDonald’s. This multi national food joint has outlets all over the world. But Americans love it most of all and If you don’t know this fact that 1 in every 8 Americans has been employed by McDonald’s.
Now, something really interesting. Note it. Neither Strawberries, Raspberries or Blackberries are actually berries. While Bananas, pumpkins, watermelons, tomatoes and avocadoes are all berries.
People love that diary white milk and most consume for the supplement called Vitamin D. But here’s this fact saying that Oysters provide 4 times more Vitamin D than skim milk.
You love chocolate? And you love Caramel in it? But do you know that Caramel was first invented for Waxing those unwanted bodily hair. It was originally used as that in Arabic countries until some bright spark realized it would also make a delicious dessert.
Saffron? Wow, gives lovely colour. Well, do you know that saffron is ridiculously expensive to buy and use in culinary activities, but yet super easy to grow. This is because it takes 200 crocus flowers to produce 1 gram of saffron. However, you can grow it straight into your garden and cut the middlemen. For that, you just need a few seeds, a sunny corner of your garden and a little patience while they grow.
Do you also feel that gluten free products are more healthier and do you use them often? Then maybe you have experienced it too. As On Average, Gluten-free food products are 242% more expensive than regular food products.
Love Coffee? Here’s a study by NEJM 2012, which found out that drinking upto 6 cups of coffee per day can reduce all cause mortality by 10% in men and 15% in women. Don’t believe me? Google it.
Cinnamon; quite flavorful and nice herb for sweet or salty dishes. And you know, Cinnamon is a potent antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of blood clots, controls blood sugar, improves insulin sensitivity and thus as a result prevent gain of weight and diabetes. Wonderful !
Like this green fruit called Kiwi? Rich in Vitamin C, this fruit was called as Chinese gooseberry but marketers didn’t like the name so they renamed the fruit “Kiwi” after a bird that it resembles.
Oregano, a spicy herb inducing the taste on pizzas an pastas. A very common ingredient in Mexican and Italian cuisine is derived from the leaves of the herb. The fact regarding Oregano is that it has very high antioxidant content, even higher than that of blueberries. Its antioxidant activity is 20 times higher than that of any other herb. Oregano has 4 times the antioxidant activity of blueberries, 12 times that of oranges and 42 times that of apples. So, Keep lovin’ it.
Popcorns are perfect for movietime. But be little cautious. They are healthy because of corn but Microwave Popcorn gives off a toxic, lung-damaging gas when cooked. But 1 cup of air-popped popcorns contains more antioxidants in the form of polyphenols, than the average fruit or vegetables. So, Pop the popcorns but not in microwave.
Peaches are too good. For the skin, as a taste, for body and many more benefits. But do you know even the seed is useful. The seed inside a peach contains an almond-like nut which holds a potent anti-cancer medicine called laetrile and reasearches have suggested that this induces programmed cell death in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. Well, peaches are awesome.
Are you nuts about nuts? Well, that’s good. Because Pecans and walnuts have more antioxidants than strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, cranberries. So, keep munching them.
Woahh! These were some Amazingly awesome facts about food we all eat in our everyday life. Still don’t know them. The stuff you swallow has some facts attached and now, you know them.
Enjoy Food. Enjoy facts.