10 Interesting Food Facts

This is my first blogpost for Blogchatter’s new campaign #MyFriendAlexa under the theme “Love Food”

Food is a very fascinating topic. There must not be one person on the planet who might not have some favourites when it comes to food. It is a never ending discussion atleast for me…

Keep reading to educate yourself to some less known facts and impress your family the next time you serve them.

1. Scientists have discovered that peanut butter can be turned into diamonds

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Our delicious peanut spread which we just can’t stop eating over perfect toasts, is very rich in carbon say scientists at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany. So it’s possible to turn simple American Garden into diamonds now. Fascinating, right ladies!!
All you need to do is to extract the oxygen from the carbon dioxide found in the peanut spread, and then enact immense pressure on the carbon left behind.

2. Popsicle was invented by accident

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In 1905, a 11-year old boy named Frank Epperson from San Francisco left a mixture of soda and water overnight. To his surprise a new treat had been discovered by him and he enjoyed it. He named his invention “Epsicle”. He spent his summers selling “Epsicles”. Later his children called it Pop’s sicles i.e. Popsicles.

3. Potatoes are great WiFi reflectors

This 2006 image was provided by Boeing Co.

When Boeing Co. needed to test out in-flight wireless signals on full planes, they couldn’t ask humans to sit motionless for days at a time while they conducted experiments. The signals can be spotty at 35,000 feet up in the air. They found potato as an unsual substitute for people. We have more similarities to potatoes than you’d think. Because of their water content and chemistry, potatoes absorb and reflect radio wave signals the same way humans do.

4. Bananas are berries but strawberries are not!

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Bananas are classified are berries. Botanically, berry is a fruit which comes from one flower with one ovary but has several seeds. Strawberries come from one flower but with multiple ovaries. Hence not a berry! Strange right!

5. Fig isn’t a fruit, it’s a flower

Figs are inverted flowers that bloom internally. Fig’s pollination process is very unique as they need to be pollinated inside-out, rather than outside-in like other normal flowers.

6. Nutmeg is a hallucinogen

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Nutmeg has a natural compound called myristicin. It works like a hallucinogen if taken in large doses probably about more than 2-3 tablespoons. In olden days, it was used on sick people to aid sleeping and in some places even on infants in smaller doses.

7. Chilli peppers trick your mouth

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What do you think when you decide to take a bite of chilli pepper? It’s going to burn your mouth. But did you know that it is not a physical reaction but only a mental one. Chili peppers contain a chemical known as capsaicin, which naturally binds to the pain receptors on our nerves. Your brain thinks you are having something hot and spicy.

8. Serbia has the most costliest cheese

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Pule cheese is from donkey’ milk from a place in Serbia and costs more than 1000$ per pound.

9. Ketchup was once a medicine

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In 1800s, a doctor claimed that ketchup has medicinal properties and could treat diarrhoea and indigestion. He came up with a recipe of his own for treatment which later was turned into a pill.

10. Drink to your music

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Researchers experimented and came to conclusions that the music being played has an effect on your drinking. Loud music makes people drink more and faster.

So these were all the fun food facts that I had to share. I’m sure you enjoy all these foods but had no idea about them. Let me know in comments if you have any interesting facts to share.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for this blogathon under the hashtag #seemabwrites .

You might also like to read these blogs under MyFriendAlexa

✓ Foodie are you? Which one?

✓ Be the artist – Learning Food Art

✓ Food Challenge – Patoli

✓ Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias

✓ Recipe with an unusual ingredient – Beer Fish

✓ Unusual foods from around the World

✓ Food challenge – Meat made with Coke

78 thoughts on “10 Interesting Food Facts

  1. Wow! Very interesting. All the ten facts were surprising and made me sit up and take notice. Out of all I liked the ones about peanut butter turning into diamonds and potatoes best. #MyFriendAlexa

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  2. I am a foodie and a food blogger and I enjoyed reading your post so much. Many of these facts are new to me, specially the potato fact other than me being compared to it often..😂.

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  3. Love the theme seema and this post was really a great start. i did not many of these facts. I eat figs everyday and I did not know that it is a flower. great and looking forward for next,

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  4. These are some really interesting facts. Of these, I was aware about nutmeg only. My mom always says that she has put nutmeg powder in sweets so eat I’m moderation or you will fall a sleep…. great post.

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  5. Wow, it’s a superb post, Seema. All these food facts are new to me except the berries one which I got to know recently while attending an online class with my son. These are quite interesting food facts.

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  6. Haha! I loved reading these cute little facts.. the peanut butter to diamonds one is especially interesting for me 😉 I’m
    Looking forward to the rest of your posts in #MyFriendAlexa on such a fun theme!

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  7. oh wow i love these facts esp the popsicle. and banana is a berry… i have to tell my husband that… with his keto he can eat only berries and he hates bananas buahahahahahahha

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  8. Wow! what interesting facts I came through your post, I wish this post could never end it is that much amusing, I made my son too to read these amazing facts and I must say he loved it!

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  9. Interesting collation of food facts Seema. I was shocked to learn banana is a berry but strawberry isn’t! Irony, that we learn otherwise in our curriculum. I knew about the correlation about music and drink, hence drinks served in pubs, bars and discos are always in huge numbers. Also, its fascinating to know about peanut butter and diamonds!

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  10. Such mindblowing fun facts about food! These were all new to me, and being a foodie it was disheartening to discover how petite my knowledge of food is!
    Thankyou for such interesting share.

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  11. Amazing facts. I didn’t know some of them. Yeah ketchup was a medicine just like coca cola was. Good one. I am sure not sure how many takers would be there for Donkey’s milk cheese in India…haha…Keep the great work going.

    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

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