I love food like any other person and believe in the philosophy of living to eat. But like most people, I don’t really bother knowing about what I put in my belly. So long as it tastes good, it’s all fine. But one day, while waiting for my food to arrive, I got curious about what I eat (or in this particular case, what I was about to eat) and managed to unearth some pretty dope facts about food I eat everyday and as it turns out, I know very little about them. Here are 17 facts about food I had no clue of and I bet you didn’t either. To put it simply, everything we know about food is a lie. Prepare to have your mind blown.
1) Yes, there was a time when we were all one in the same. Thank God for evolution!
2) Scientifically speaking, so are brinjals, grapes and oranges.
3) That’s because people think of berries as a small fruit that can be picked off plants, but that’s not the case.
4) Yes, an average potato is about 80% water and 20% solids. That’s not the case when you deep fry them and turn them into fries. Fries are the best.
5) That doesn’t sound appetizing at all. I’m not sure if I’d ever want to have a lollipop again.
6) Apple seeds contain amygdalin, a substance that releases cyanide into the blood stream when chewed and digested. And to think they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”!
7) They belong to the same family as cherries, plums and peaches, which is called prunus. I don’t think I trust fruits anymore.
8) That’s because our sense of smell and taste alters with altitude. No wonder meals on flights mostly suck!
9) It literally has nothing to do with Hawaii!
10) And they grow underground. Yikes!
11) Is that why the pack is mostly air?
12) It is just a fabricated story that caught on overtime.
13) Researches show that newborns prefer sweet items over salty, bitter and sour tasting things.
14) And all along, I thought they grew on trees.
15) The combination of acidity, lack of water, and the presence of hydrogen peroxide in a sealed bottle gives it an eternal shelf life.
16) It was a mutant strain in 17 th century that turned them orange-red. Imagine, purple halwa made out of gajar.
17) That red velvet cake will never taste the same.
Oh well, it’s not like I am going to stop eating red velvet cake. And neither should you!