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…
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.
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…
Hawaiian pizza wasn’t invented in Hawaii.
It originally came from…wait for it…Canada.
5. This one blew my mind.
Spam is a mashup of the words “spice” and “ham.”
6. Say it ain’t so!
Most wasabi is just horseradish dyed green…and now I’m upset.
7. That’s a loooooong time.
Pineapples can take two to three years to grow. You’ve come a long way baby.
Fresh coriander and cilantro are the same thing.
9. Load up on ’em!
Peppers have two to three times as much Vitamin C than oranges, depending on the color.
10. That’s what you can call it.
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!