I am simply obsessed about food – although not in the fattening way. I love to hear and read more and more about interesting food facts – therefore creating a list of unknown facts about food is something I am really passionate about and I am equally sure that many of the readers of the Reward Santa Blog also share my passion. So without further delay let me share with you some of the cool facts about food that very few knowledgeable person know about.
1- Do you know that Milk Chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter who later on sold the concept to one of his neighbour Henri Nestl.
2- An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.
3- The Forks are often called as split spoons as most of them are two-tined.
4- I am sure most of you don’t know that the TIP which you give in restaurants is the acronym for “To Insure Promptness”.
5- So you think that the eatery you visit every weekend is the oldest! Well the world’s oldest existing eateries are the Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg, Austria – and an eatery which opened in Kai-Feng, China in 1153.
6- Do you know that Melba toast is actually named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.
7- Of all the fishes caught every year – 3/4th of them eaten and the rest is utilized to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.
8- The most expensive jam (jelly) is Confiture de groselles.
9- Lets talk about some crazy records – Dustin Philips (USA) has set a Guinness World Record by drinking a 400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds.
10- In order to make one kilo of honey – the bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth – and you thought your job was tough.
11- Banana is actually a herb and the tomato is a fruit.
12- It is interesting to know that there are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.
13- The can opener was invented almost 50 years after cans were introduced – I wonder what people did without it?
14- Now for some good news – over the last 40 years food production has actually increased faster than population.
15- During the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times more than milk.
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