Ten facts about food that you didn’t know
Things we meet every day can often hide many mysteries that few people know about. Here are just a few fascinating, surprising, and downright strange things we at Trip City Adventure found out about food.
The color of a chili pepper actually tells nothing about its taste. You should actually pay attention to its size — the smaller it is, the hotter it will be.
I t might sound crazy, but mosquitoes are actually attracted to people who’ve recently consumed a banana.
Avocados are a seriously changeable fruit.
Never, ever feed birds avocado, even if they clearly want it themselves. It’s very poisonous for them.
In every one of these bottles, the water is slightly different. You’ll never find two sources of water that are exactly the same.
Coloring in food makes kids hyperactive, especially if it’s a red or yellow food coloring.
Coffee beans aren’t actually beans — they’re berries. A more correct name for them is ’berries of the coffee plant.’
You should never drink tea that isn’t freshly brewed. The Japanese have a saying: ’Yesterday’s tea bites worse than a snake.’ Cold tea irritates the walls of the stomach, so much so that the Chinese consider it the same as poison.
Honey is immortal. The oldest pot of honey that is still eatable was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter — in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. It was tested by biologists and found to still be fit for eating.
If an egg rises to the surface when placed in some water, it’s no longer edible. This occurs because gases accumulate inside an egg as it gets older, causing it to float.
If you eat a small piece of dark chocolate before a meal, it will up your blood with glucose. Even if you’re very hungry, this will prevent you from eating too much, leaving you satiated but not overfed.