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Food facts
25 Facts about Food


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Ounce by ounce, Nutritious food costs up to 10 times more than junk food.
Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
There is a a food substitute intended to supply all daily nutritional needs, known as "Soylent".
Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.
Almost
HALF
of the
world's food
is thrown away
every year.
CARROTS
were originally
PURPLE
Honey is the only food that will never rot, it can last 3000 years.
Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.
Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.
An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.
Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
Dynamite is made with peanuts.
There is no single food that provides all the nutrients that humans need, except for breast milk.
Airplane food isn't very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease from 20 to 50 percent.
Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
Eating fast food regularly has the same impact on the liver as hepatitis.
In the U.S., Childhood Food Allergies Cost Nearly US$25 Billion Every Year.
Even thinking about a favorite food triggered release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone also produced during sex and drug use.
49% of U.S. Adults eat one sandwich a day.
The jars of Nutella sold in a year could cover The Great Wall of China 8 times.
India has the world's lowest meat consumption per person.
Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea.
Almost 70 percent of the red meat eaten globally is goat meat.
Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live maggots inside.
During the average meal, you eat over 90,000 miles of DNA.
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