We all consume different foods every day of our life but we rarely know what they are made of and what’s their importance. Below I am going to list 15 facts that will be a big surprise for you.
15 Weird Food Facts That You Had Never Heard about
1.Chocolate as currency
In 250 A.D, cocoa bean was used instead of money by the Mayans and Aztecs of Mexico and South America. They were the first people who grew cocoa trees and used them as barter currency for exchanging with foods and clothes. Moreover, it was used to prepare a bittersweet drink called xoxoa which was made of baked cocoa beans, spices and water and it was used by the warriors to give strength.
2.Do you know why peppers are hot?
Because they contain a chemical compound called capsaicin that tricks the nerves and makes you think that your mouth is burning.
3.The most hydrating food?
Cucumber is made up of 96% of water and is considered as the most hydrating food. It consists of minerals like Potassium, phosphate, chloride, sodium, magnesium chloride and calcium. Cucumber helps the body restore the substances that it may loose during dehydration.
4.Vinegar melts pearls.
Don’t try to put your pearls in vinegar. You will see that they will melt.
5.Honey lives forever.
Honey seems to be the only substance that has an eternal circle of life.It will last 3000 years the only food with an eternal shelf life.
6.Honey is made of bee vomit.
Yes, you heard it right. Honey is not made totally from the flower nectar as we know. Bees process the nectar through their digestive system, swallowing and regurgitating it a few times, till is finally deposited in the honeycomb.
7.Kale is the most nutritional vegetable.
One cup of kale has 33 calories and 684% of vitamin K,206% of Vitamin A 134% of vitamin C, Calcium, fiber, iron, omega 3 and folate.
8.Why is pizza called Margherita?
The Margherita pizza is named because of the Queen Consort of Italy, Margherita Savoy, which was the wife of King Umberto 1, 1878-1900.
9.Lemons are among the healthiest foods in the world.
Fitness Magazine has ranked the lemons as the healthiest foods in the world. This is because they contain the daily dose of vitamin c, which cleanses the liver, loses weight and boosts the immunity.
10. Chicken has become fattier.
Chicken today contains 266% more fat than they did 40 years ago.
11. Coconut can substitute blood plasma in emergencies.
12.Dynamite is made with peanuts.
13. Breast milk is unique!
There does not exist a food except the breast milk, that contains all the nutrients that a human or animal needs.
14. Spicy food last your life.
According to a Survey, eating spicy foods, makes you live longer.
15. Indian Restaurants.
In London, there are more Indian restaurants than in Mumbai or Delhi.