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Random Food Facts That Will Shook You


1. Mountain Dew is mainly just orange juice.

Mountain Dew is mainly just orange juice

2. Pringles once had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t really potato chips.

Pringles once had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t really potato chips

3. When you eat figs, technically, you're also eating wasps.

When you eat figs, technically, you're also eating wasps

Figs are pollinated by female wasps, who lose their wings in the process of pollination. The wasp has no way to get out of the fig and so they die inside, and then the fig's enzymes breakdown and dissolve the wasp.

4. Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.

Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds

5. The largest wholesale purchaser of kale, before it became a craze, was Pizza Hut.

Prior to the big kale craze of today, the largest wholesale purchaser of kale in the 1990s in the US was Pizza Hut since they would garnish all their buffet tables with the leafy green plant.

6. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi all come from the same plant!

7. Cheez-Its contain paprika!

Cheez-Its contain paprika

It seems like a small, insignificant detail and yet it blows my mind on a regular basis.

8. The bananas we eat today are clones.

The bananas we eat today are clones

9. Chimichanga literally means "thingamajig" in Spanish.

Chimichanga literally means "thingamajig" in Spanish

10. Tomatoes are not native to Italy.

11. Potatoes are actually 80% water and 20% solid.

Potatoes are actually 80% water and 20% solid

12. Haribo green gummy bears aren't lime or green apple flavored, but strawberry!

 Haribo green gummy bears

13. Humans share 60% of our DNA with bananas.

Humans share 60% of our DNA with bananas

14. Shredded cheese has cellulose, which is a wood product (aka sawdust) so that it doesn't stick together.

Shredded cheese has cellulose

15. Pineapple juice can help tenderize meat.

Pineapple juice can help tenderize meat

16. Strawberries aren't berries, but bananas are!

Strawberries aren't berries

17. There are two types of hot dog buns: regular and New England style.

regular and New England style

18. Mangoes can get sunburned.

Mangoes can get sunburned

19. Eating lollipops is just swallowing flavored saliva.

Eating lollipops is just swallowing flavored saliva

20. Apples have small traces of cyanide in their seeds!!!

Apples have small traces of cyanide in their seeds

21. Fritos only have three ingredients: corn, corn oil, and salt?!

Fritos only have three ingredients

22. Almonds are a member of the peach family!

Almonds are a member of the peach family

23. Baby carrots are just regular carrots that have been shaved down to the bite-size pieces we see bagged in stores.

Baby carrots

24. Ice cream sometimes contains a form of seaweed in it (as a thickening agent) called red algae.

Ice cream sometimes contains a form of seaweed

25. Altitude can change taste.

Tomato juice on an airplane

Tomato juice on an airplane = super sweet!

26. An ear of corn used to be way smaller than it currently is.

An ear of corn used to be way smaller than it currently is

27. Hawaiian pizza was invented in...CANADA.

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada

The Hawaiian pizza, which has sent the world into a craze about pineapples going on pizza, was invented in the town that literally nothing ever happens in — Chatham, Ontario.


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