13 food facts that may shock you!

Random facts are also fun to find out, especially when it relates to food! We’ve gathered some interesting food facts that may surprise you!

Honey

Did you know honey is basically bee vomit? The forager bee takes nectar to the hive and then regurgitates it into the honey stomach or the processor bee. It then regurgitates it into the hive and allows it to ripen.

HONEY-FOOD-FACTS

Mountain Dew

This fizzy drink is mainly made out of concentrated Orange Juice?! Sugar overload!

MOUNTAIN-DEW-FOOD-FACT

Cucumbers 

If you’re feeling dehydrated, snack on a cucumber, its 96% water.

CUCUMBER-FOOD-FACT

Figs

Figs are pollinated by female wasps! The wasp dies inside the fig as they have no way to get out and the enzymes inside the fig breakdown and dissolve the wasp.

Skittles

Carmine is what gives red skittles their ruby colour. Carmine is made with boiled, cochineal bugs, aka beetles.

SKITTLES-FOOD-FACT

White Chocolate

White chocolate isn’t really chocolate! It doesn’t contain the dark chocolate cacao solids, which means it’s not chocolate. It does contain a ton of cocoa butter

WHITE-CHOCOLATE-FOOD-FACT

Shredded cheese

Shredded Cheese contains cellulose, which is sawdust, so it doesn’t stick together.

CHEESE-FOOD-FACT

Apples

Some apples that you purchase from the supermarket may be a year old!! They stay fresh as they are held in cold storage.

APPLES-FOOD-FACT

Asparagus

Out of any vegetable, Asparagus loses its flavour the quickest. It’s best to eat the day of purchase.

Asparagus-FOOD-FACT

Green beans

Basically, green beans have tiny hairs on them which can trap bugs..We know we all be double checking our beans now!

GREEN-BEANS-FOOD-FACT

Kiwi Fruit 

To help your body process protein, eat Kiwi fruit!

KIWI-FOOD-FACT

Greek yogurt

Mostly all Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein as its counterpart.

GREEK-YOGURT-FOOD-FACT

Soft drinks

Some soft drinks use an ingredient called sodium benzoate. This can react with the acid in the drink to create a compound called benzene that has been associated with cancer.

SOFT-DRINKS-FOOD-FACT

 

2019-03-11T11:40:19+11:00

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.