10 Fun facts about food
1. You can hear rhubarb grow.
When the practive of forcing is used you can indeed hear Rhubarb grow. Forcing blocks all light from the plant in order to get rapid growth. Forced rhubarb, which is made to mature in near total darkness, grows so fast that it actually squeaks, creaks, and pops as it gets bigger.
2. Cheese is the most popularly stolen food all around the globe.
According to data reported by The Huffington Post, gathered from 1,187 retailers representing more than 250,000 retail outlets across 43 countries, cheese theft is higher than meat, chocolate, alcohol, seafood, and infant formula, all of which made the most-stolen list.
3. Strawberries are not berries, bananas are!
Despite its name, the strawberry isn't a true berry. Neither is the raspberry or the blackberry. But the banana is a berry, scientifically speaking, as are eggplants, grapes and oranges. 🤯
4. Large groups of Pistachios have been known to spontaneously combust.
Yes large groups od Pistachios can under the correct conditions spontaneously combust....., howver any high-fat organic substance may tend to undergo such self-heating during the decomposition processes. The same is true of sunflower seeds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews, and Brazil nuts.
5. Honey never goes bad (as long as the lid stays on and no moisture is added).
Honey never goes bad because it’s makeup essentially suffocates bacteria, insects and any other micro-organism that tries to live inside it. It contains very little water in it’s natural form and unless water and moisture is introduced, it will stay stable for years.
6. Pineapple's do not grow on trees they grow on bushes.
Pineapple's actually grow in the center of a small, spiky bush that grows on the ground!
7. White chocolate is technically not chocolate
Technically, white chocolate is not chocolate and it doesn't really taste like chocolate because it doesn't contain chocolate solids.
8. Green, yellow and red peppers are actually the exact same vegetable just at different stages of development.
Red, green, yellow and orange bell peppers are all the same type of pepper but just at different stages of ripeness. Green peppers are unripe, red are fully ripe, with yellow and orange in between the two. As the peppers age and ripen their taste, their health benefits change too.
9. Peppers have more vitamin C than oranges.
A cup of chopped red bell pepper contains nearly three times more vitamin C than an orange—190 mg. Red peppers are also a great source of vitamin A, which promotes eye health.
10.Lemons Float but Limes sink...
According to Sarah Downs, RD. The reason limes sink and lemons float is due to density, or the mass per unit of volume. An object will float if it is less dense than the liquid it is placed in and will sink if it is denser than the liquid it is placed in. Limes are slightly denser than lemons, which is why they sink and lemons float.”