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10 Legitimately Interesting Food Facts That You Should Know

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As much as you think you might know about food, there’s always something new to learn, right? Right!

So let’s take a look at 10 food facts that you might not be aware of.

1. That’s kind of gross…

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IT’S FINALLY FRYDAY ?

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The fries at McDonald’s were cooked in beef fat until 1990. They’re now cooked in vegetable oil to be at least a little bit healthier.

2. Wow, that’s cool.

Glass gem corn exists. A farmer in Oklahoma named Carl Barnes spent years selectively breeding corn to come up with these beauties. Now anyone can buy and plant these cobs.

3. That’s a head-scratcher.

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German chocolate cake actually didn’t originate in Germany—it got its name from Sam German, a guy who invented a certain kind of baking chocolate. The first recipe for German chocolate cake was written by a homemaker in Texas.

4. Wait a second…

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Are you a fan of pineapples on your pizza? Check out this delicious Hawaiian pizza from @pizzagrandestanton and swipe left to hear the crunch???? ?WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING??

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Hawaiian pizza wasn’t invented in Hawaii.

It originally came from…wait for it…Canada.

5. This one blew my mind.

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The best food <3 . . . #spam #meme #food #spamfood #yummy #thebest #thebestfood #memeoftheday #dankmemes

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Spam is a mashup of the words “spice” and “ham.”

6. Say it ain’t so!

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¿Sabías que #Wasabi es una especie de raíz japonesa, perteneciente a la familia del rábano y del nabo? Tiene un aroma fuerte y un sabor picante y se acompaña con #sushi combinando con la salsa soja? Llegará con tu pedido online de sushi en nuestra página: ?www.dragonimperial.es? #sushi #wasabigiveaway #wasabisauce #wasabisushi #wasabilovers #wasabiclassics #food #wasabionelove #wasabis #dragonimperial #restaurante #food #comidasana #restaurantevalencia #comidachina #sushi #sushivalencia #valencia #comidachinavalencia #comidaadomicilio #comidaparallevar #restaurantechino #sushitime #descuento #pedidoonline #comer #delivery

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Most wasabi is just horseradish dyed green…and now I’m upset.

7. That’s a loooooong time.

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Moood ?Tropical Vibes…. Miss my Guadeloupe ?? ? quand la déprime commence à se fait sentir, il n'y a rien de mieux qu'une bonne dose de vitamine S³ (? ☀ ?) à défaut du peps avec de bons fruits ?de chez nous ? ! J-3 ✈️? . . . . . . . #quoteoftheday #positivemind #tropicaldesign #tropicalvibes #pineapple #tropicalfruit #guadeloupeislands #fujifilm

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Pineapples can take two to three years to grow. You’ve come a long way baby.

8. Samesies.

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T I P: Make your cilantro last longer but putting it in water in the fridge! It’s just a cut plant so water will help keep it alive! #cilantro #cilantroplant #cookingtips #vegantips #vegancooking #plantbasedpower

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Fresh coriander and cilantro are the same thing.

9. Load up on ’em!

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Making stuffed peppers tonight ?#stuffedpeppers #peppers #ww #wwpowerwalkers #wwfreestyle #healthyeating #healthyfood #healthy #wellness #veggies

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Peppers have two to three times as much Vitamin C than oranges, depending on the color.

10. That’s what you can call it.

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No this isn’t photoshopped and yes, that is dry spaghetti. Our co-founder @nastassialopez is at @pastagarofalo this weekend! #??

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A single spaghetti noodle is called a spaghetto—an ‘i’ at the end of an Italian word indicates a plural masculine noun, and the singular is usually the same word, just ending in an ‘o.’

Did you learn some new things? Share some of your favorite food facts in the comments!