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9 FUN FOOD FACTS

A lot of our favorite foods actually have interesting stories about them that would blow your mind – all facts! Some are actually not the fruits we believe them to be, and historically, some have been put to other uses that would have you double-checking you’re your shopping list, and putting their contents to new uses. Here are 10 facts about foods that you would definitely find interesting!

 

  1. Vinegar will melt pearls. Pearl is Calcium Carbonate and vinegar is Acetic Acid. They react to give Calcium Acetate, Carbon Dioxide and Water. The Acetate formed is soluble in water.

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  1. Garlic is a natural insect repellant

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  1. Bananas are berries and strawberries, blackberries and raspberries aren’t. In science speak, a berry is a fruit produced from the ovary of a single flower in which the outer layer of the ovary wall develops into an edible fleshy portion (pericarp)

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  1. Honey is the only edible food that never goes bad

 

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  1. Ripe cranberries bounce like rubber balls. Talk about ‘playing with you food’. Who needs marbles and balls…

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  1. Ketchup was used and advertised as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, as a jaundice, indigestion, and rheumatism. It was even made into pills.

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  1. Large doses of nutmeg can cause a hallucinogenic high. In large doses, they can cause psychotic episodes such as delusions and hallucinations

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  1. The most popular carrots used to be purple. Before the 17th century, most carrots consumed used to be purple, with a few white and yellow cultivars found growing wild.

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  1. The most expensive fruit in the world is the Japanese Yubari cantaloupe. At an auction, a pair of these melons once auctioned in Japan for $27,295 dollars. That’s err… 9,826,195.57 NGN when converted to naira. That’s enough to build a house and buy a car in these parts.fun-food-facts

Which of this is your favorite point. We’d love to hear yours is you know of any interesting facts about food.

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