1. Ounce by ounce, Nutritious food costs up to 10 times more than junk food.
  2. Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
  3. There is a food substitute intended to supply all daily nutritional needs, known as "Soylent".
  4. Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.
  5. Honey is the only food that will never rot, it can last 3000 years.
  6. Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.
  7. Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.
  8. An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.
  9. Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
  10. Dynamite is made with peanuts.
  11. There is no single food that provides all the nutrients that humans need, except for breast milk.
  12. Airplane food isn't very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease from 20 to 50 percent.
  13. Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
  14. Eating fast food regularly has the same impact on the liver as hepatitis.
  15. In the U.S., Childhood Food Allergies Cost Nearly US$25 Billion Every Year.
  16. Even thinking about a favorite food triggered release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone also produced during sex and drug use.
  17. 49% of U.S. Adults eat one sandwich a day.
  18. The jars of Nutella sold in a year could cover The Great Wall of China 8 times.
  19. India has the world's lowest meat consumption per person.
  20. Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea.
  21. Almost 70 percent of the red meat eaten globally is goat meat.
  22. Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live maggots inside.
  23. During the average meal, you eat over 90,000 miles of DNA.
  24. Since 2015, throwing away food is illegal in Seattle.
  25. Humans are killing 1,776 animals for food every second.
  26. 100 years ago, most Americans used to spend 43% of each day working just to get food. Now, it's just 7%.
  27. Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, developed new strains of crops which yielded 4 times as much food . He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people, making him one of the most influential men in human history.
  28. Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.
  29. In 2012, divers discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.
  30. In South India, people roll over food leftovers served to Brahmins in the belief that all troubles and ailments will be cured.
  31. California is the world's 5th largest supplier of food.
  32. On August 10, 2015, NASA astronauts ate food that had been grown in space for the first time.
  33. In the U.S., as much as 40% of produce grown is never sold or eaten because it is too ugly.
  34. The average American spends US$ 7,852 on food every year.
  35. Peanuts are not nuts.
    They are legumes.
  36. Cashews are not nuts. They are drupes.
  37. High-frequency sounds enhance the sweetness in food, while low frequencies bring out the bitterness.
  38. People who eat spicy foods tend to live longer, according to a 2015 study.
  39. Alcohol consumed with food is absorbed more slowly, because it spends a longer time in the stomach.
  40. Death row inmates in Texas don't get to pick their last meal.
  41. The spiciness of a chili pepper is not in its seeds but in the white pith inside the pepper.
  42. Australians are the world's biggest meat eaters, consuming almost 200lbs each every year, closely followed by Americans.
  43. A Victorian era nutritionist nicknamed the "Great Masticator" argued that food should be chewed about 100 times per minute before being swallowed.
  44. Americans eat 500 million pounds of peanut butter a year, enough to coat the floor, of the Grand Canyon.
  45. 20% of people in the UK believe they have a food allergy, but only 2% actually do.
  46. Eating too much meat can accelerate your body's biological age.
  47. In 2016, a Singaporean street food vendor was awarded a Michelin star.
  48. Cornflakes have more genes than people do.
  49. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to make a sweet treat from the marshmallow plant, when they combined its sap with nuts and honey.
  50. Victorians believed tomatos would cause illness unless boiled to the point of collapse.
  51. London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi.
  52. By the Middle Ages, black pepper had become a luxury item, so expensive that it was used to pay rent and taxes.
  53. Tomatoes taste worse when they've been refrigerated, a study found.
  54. Tiramisu means ‘pick me up' in Italian.
  55. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.
  56. How you serve food and drink matters in the perception of taste. Hot chocolate tastes better in orange cups, scientists found.
  57. The original recipe for margherita pizza was for a tri-colour version of the Italian flag basil (green), tomatoes (red) and mozzarella (white).
  58. You can buy eel flavored ice cream in Japan.
  59. Starbucks donates 100%
    of its leftover food
    in partnership with the
    nonprofit Feeding America.
  60. The McHotDog is a hot dog available at McDonald's in Japan.
  61. The city of Oatman, Arizona, hosts a Solar Egg Frying Contest every 4th of July.
  62. Eating an early dinner, or just skipping it altogether, may increase the amount of fat a person burns at night, a study found.
  63. You can cook an egg on a sidewalk at 158°F (70°C).
  64. One of the most expensive pizzas ever made cost £4200. The “Pizza Royale 007” featured caviar, lobster, and 24-carat gold dust.
  65. In the U.S., an average family of four emits more greenhouse gases because of the meat they eat than from driving two cars.
  66. If vegetarianism was adopted by 2050, it would stave off about 7 million deaths per year, experts estimate.
  67. Hot dogs were of the first food eaten on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. ate hot dogs on their 1969 journey.
  68. Domino's Pizza co-founder traded his shares for a Volkswagen.
  69. Eating pasta that has been cooked, cooled, and then reheated is significantly healthier than eating it freshly cooked because it turns into “resistant starch,” reducing blood glucose levels by half.
  70. Watermelon Steaks are suggested by many cookbooks as a meat substitute for vegetarians.
  71. The idea that "Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day" came from a company trying to sell more cereal during its 1944 marketing campaign.
  72. Britain boasts the largest Indian restaurant in the world, The Aakash, which can seat up to 750 people in one sitting.
  73. Pizza Hut uses more than 300 million pounds of cheese each year, which requires a herd of about 170,000 dairy cows.
  74. 60% of Americans order food for takeout or delivery at least once a week.
  75. In 1912, as a young man, former president of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh worked as the cook's helper on a ship bound for the U.S.
  76. Pizza Hut was founded by two brothers who borrowed $600 from their mother in 1958 to open a pizza place.
  77. Piranha soup is a popular aphrodisiac in Brazil.
  78. In 16th century Europe, it was believed that eating a tomato could turn you into a werewolf.
  79. The average American eats 1 in every 5 meals in the car.
  80. George Harrison was the first Beatle to go vegetarian.
  81. France became the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food in 2016, forcing them instead to donate it.
  82. Crete has 40 million olive trees, around 60 per inhabitant.
  83. Wine and steak taste good together because each are at the opposite ends of the sensory spectrum.
  84. Breatharianism is the belief that food, and even water, are not necessary for survival, and that humans can be sustained solely by prana, the vital life force in Hinduism.
  85. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that tomatoes were vegetables.
  86. In the past five decades in the U.S., the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000.
  87. Italy's highest court ruled in 2016 that stealing small amounts of food to stave off hunger is not a crime.
  88. Croissants are not a French food, they're Austrian.
  89. Eating garlic improves your body odour.
  90. There are more than 1,000 species of banana. We eat only one of them.
  91. 420,000 people die annually from tainted food.
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