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23 Funny Food Facts

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There are pretty a lot of this we never knew about the food we eat. These are facts one don’t know about or come across everyday:

  1. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows usually 16.
  2. Consuming diary may cause acne
  3. Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc, is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers.
  4. Humans are born craving sugar.
  5. The red food coloring carmine, used to make skittles and other candies, is made from boiled cochineal bugs, a type of beetle
  6. The softening agent, L-cysteine, used in some bread is made from human hair and duck feathers.
  7. The brain of a cow is considered nutritious as it is most times used to make soup during owambe parties in Nigeria.
  8. Coconut water can also be used as blood plasma
  9. Ketchup was used as medicine to treat diarrhea in the 1800s
  10. Fruit-flavoured snacks are made with the same wax used on cars.
  11. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
  12. Eating bananas can help fight depression.
  13. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.
  14. SPAM is short for spiced ham.
  15. There’s an enzyme in pineapple called bromelain that can ruin your taste bud but helps to breakdown protein.
  16. Apples float in water because 25% of their volume is made of air.
  17. The inner side of a banana peel can be used for teeth whitening.
  18. Gaggling salt and water solution can cure sore throat
  19. Dates are good erection therapists
  20. Cucumber contains 96% water.
  21. There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world and if you tried a new variety each day, it’ll take 20years to try them all.
  22. The most popular carrots used to be the purple.
  23. Cornflakes was discovered from leftover corn.

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