- 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 food substitute intended to supply all daily nutritional needs, known as "Soylent".
- 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.
- 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.
- 49% of U.S. Adults eat one sandwich a day.
- 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.
- Since 2015, throwing away food is illegal in Seattle.
- 100 years ago, most Americans used to spend 43% of each day working just to get food. Now, it's just 7%.
- Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.
- In 2012, divers discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.
- In the U.S., as much as 40% of produce grown is never sold or eaten because it is too ugly.
- The average American spends US$ 7,852 on food every year.
- Peanuts are not nuts.
They are legumes.
- Cashews are not nuts. They are drupes.
- High-frequency sounds enhance the sweetness in food, while low frequencies bring out the bitterness.
- People who eat spicy foods tend to live longer, according to a 2015 study.
- The spiciness of a chili pepper is not in its seeds but in the white pith inside the pepper.
- A Victorian era nutritionist nicknamed the "Great Masticator" argued that food should be chewed about 100 times per minute before being swallowed.
- Eating too much meat can accelerate your body's biological age.
- In 2016, a Singaporean street food vendor was awarded a Michelin star.
- Cornflakes have more genes than people do.
- Victorians believed tomatos would cause illness unless boiled to the point of collapse.
- By the Middle Ages, black pepper had become a luxury item, so expensive that it was used to pay rent and taxes.
- Tomatoes taste worse when they've been refrigerated, a study found.
- Tiramisu means ‘pick me up' in Italian.
- The original recipe for margherita pizza was for a tri-colour version of the Italian flag basil (green), tomatoes (red) and mozzarella (white).
- Starbucks donates 100%
- of its leftover food
- in partnership with the
- nonprofit Feeding America.
- The city of Oatman, Arizona, hosts a Solar Egg Frying Contest every 4th of July.
- Eating an early dinner, or just skipping it altogether, may increase the amount of fat a person burns at night, a study found.
- You can cook an egg on a sidewalk at 158°F (70°C).
- One of the most expensive pizzas ever made cost £4200. The “Pizza Royale 007” featured caviar, lobster, and 24-carat gold dust.
- Domino's Pizza co-founder traded his shares for a Volkswagen.