Food Trivia! Yummy…

Posted: 31/07/2011 in Trivia_Corner

Source: http://www.funfunnyfacts.com/Fun-Food-Facts.html

               25% of all the retail establishments in the U.S. are for eating or drinking.

                50% of U.S. pizzas are sold with pepperoni on them.

                68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air!

                A coffee tree yields about one pound of coffee in a year.

                A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!

                A hardboiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft boiled egg will not.

                A peanut is not a nut. It is a legume.

                A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.

                According to the National Onion Association, onion consumption in the U.S. has increased approximately 50% over the past 20 years.

                Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.

                Agaricus mushrooms are the most common variety prepackaged in supermarkets, available fresh, canned or frozen.

                Almonds are a member of the peach family.

                Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made of grass.

                Americans eat nearly 100 acres of pizza every day – that’s approximately 350 slices per second!.

                An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

                An egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.

                Apple seeds are poisonous!

                Apples are 25% air.

                Apples are actually part of the rose family.

                Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.

                Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.

                Bananas are not fruit! They are a type of herb.

                Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.

                Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream.

                By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with multi-colored yolks.

                Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!

                Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.

                Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet!

                Coffee beans aren’t beans – they’re fruit pits.

                Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking.

                Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

                Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute.

                During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants!

                Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.

                Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.

                Eggs will age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.

                Eggs will age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.

                Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, nor creamy!

                Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!

                Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.

                Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!

                Honey is the only food that will not spoil.

                Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.

                If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.

                In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research!

                In 2004, The Japanese Ice Cream Association promoted ?raw horse flesh? ice cream in hopes that it would boost the popularity of ice cream!

                In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.

                It takes about a week to make a jelly bean.

                It takes twelve ears of corn to make a tablespoon of corn oil.

                January 19 is National Popcorn Day.

                Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.

                Lima beans contain cyanide!

                McDonald’s is the world’s largest distributor of toys!

                McDonald’s salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers!

                Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots!

                Milk is heavier than cream.

                More than 100 pizza box-related patents have been issued since 1976!

                Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.

                Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.

                No 2 cornflakes are identical!

                Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

                Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

                On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.

                Onions have no flavor, only a smell.

                Over 4.6 million Whopper sandwiches are sold at Burger King every day!

                Pancakes are commonly served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Australia.

                Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

                Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers.

                Pound for Pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars!

                Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent.

                Pumpkin rule of thumb: the darker the shell, the longer the pumpkin lasts.

                Rice is the chief food for half the people of the world.

                Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

                Spinach consumption in the U.S. rose 33% after the Popeye comic strip became a hit in 1931.

                Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.

                Sweet potatoes were grown in peru as early as 750 BC.

                The ‘vintage date’ on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling!

                The average American consumes 9 pounds of food additives every year.

                The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life.

                The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

                The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the he/she graduates from high school.

                The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00. The average first class meal: $50.

                The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.

                The Japanese commonly put ketchup on their rice.

                The most popular Campbell’s Soup in Hong Kong is watercress and duck gizzard.

                The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.

                The U.S. Army accidentally ordered an 82 year supply of freeze-dried tuna salad mix for troops in Europe.

                The U.S. eastern seaboard consumes almost 50% of all ice cream sandwiches.

                The U.S. is the leading producer of strawberries, and supplies about 20% of the world’s strawberries.

                The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!

                There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.

                There are no hog lips or snouts in SPAM.

                There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!

                To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.

                Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous.

                With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light.

                Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.

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