Facts about food that will make you go hmmmm…….

From odd, to strange to somewhat ridiculous. Here’s some fun facts about food that will make you cringe, roll your eyes, nod in agreement but mostly make you go hmmmmm…….


  1. Chocolate was once used as currency. The ancient civilizations of Mexico and South America, specifically The Mayans and the Aztecs, used the cocoa bean as a system of money.

  1. The red food-coloring carmine — used in Skittles and other candies — is made from boiled cochineal bugs, a type of beetle.


  1. Casu Marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia that is purposely infested with maggots.


  1. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.


  1. There will always be one person in the group who wants to eat their portion of Gatsby with a knife and fork.

  1. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.


  1. When taken in large doses nutmeg works as a hallucinogen


  1. Eating bananas can help fight depression.


  1. Biryani can’t fix everything, but it’s a good start.

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  1. Castoreum, which is used as an artificial vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc., is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers… yes, that’s gross!


  1. The M’s in M & M’s stand for Mars & Murrie, the co-creators of the sweet. The chocolates debuted in 1941 and are one of the best selling sweets of all time.


  1. Honey is the only food with an eternal shelf life. It won’t rot and it can last up to 3000 years.

  1. If you wake up late on a Sunday morning, you will not get your koeksister fix from the corner shop.

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  1. If you’re an Indian female and you can roll a proper round roti, this qualifies you for marriage….. no really…..


  1. It’s very common that mass produced ice cream contains seaweed. And no, it’s not because people want a taste of the ocean, it’s because it acts as a vital thickening agent. So that makes ice cream healthy right…..


  1. If you’re kokni and you don’t dunk your biscuits in your tea, then science would have it that you’re missing a gene.

Got any fun facts of your own? Let me know in the comments below.





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