10 Fun Facts About FoodPosted by Ewaoluwa Onilenla
Some humans say we cannot exist without love, more daring ones say it's oxygen that we need most, but we at OrderEat are sure that food is the fuel to human existence. Don’t you agree?
We eat food every day, but how much do you know about it?
Whatever your taste, these interesting food facts will amaze and enlighten you, so without further ado here are 10 random fun facts about food!
The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000 dollars: Louis XIII is the most expensive pizza in the world and costs N4,590,000.00 approximately 5 million Naira! For a box of pizza! The pizza takes 2 days (72 hours) to make, made with some of the most exclusive and rare ingredients you could think of!
The pizza is topped with 3 types of caviar, bufala mozzarella, lobster from Norway and Cilento, and pink Australian sea salt.
One beef burger can have meat from 100 different cows: 100 sounds like a crazy amount, but the ground beef used to make burgers, both in fast food places and grocery stores, is made of a collection of muscle tissues from different cows. So the next time you’re biting into a beef burger, keep this in mind.
Ketchup used to be used as a medicine: Back in the early 1800s, tomatoes were believed to contain medicinal properties. Doctors developed a recipe of tomato ketchup which they claimed was potent in treating diarrhea and indigestion. It eventually became a pill.
White chocolate isn’t chocolate: White chocolate doesn’t have any components of regular chocolate. Trust me, I am as shocked as you are. How is white chocolate not chocolate? Turns out It’s really just a mixture of sugar, milk, vanilla, lecithin, and cocoa butter.
Red food dye is made from beetles: A common red food dye, carminic acid, is made from the crushed bodies of a beetle called the Dactylopius coccus. This red food dye is used in Skittles, maraschino cherries, strawberry, and raspberry flavored candy and lipstick.
Crackers are worse for your teeth than sugar: Acid is the biggest cause of tooth decay, not sugar! How come dentists never warn us about crackers though? Crackers are worse for your teeth because they tend to stick which ends up being a breeding ground for bacteria.
Peppers don’t actually burn your mouth: There’s a chemical in chili peppers called capsaicin that tricks your mouth to feel like it’s being burned – that’s why spicy food hurts. The pain is all in your head! I know, I can’t believe this either. Apparently we all imagined the taste of pepper.