Some Facts About Food You May Not Have Known!

They say you learn something new every day, well we’ve got you covered for today with these fun food facts. Impress all your friends with this newfound knowledge.

  • Peaches and nectarines are basically the same fruit- They’re pretty much genetically identical except for one thing: a gene that determines if the skin is fuzzy like peaches or smooth like nectarines.
  • McDonald’s fries were cooked in beef fat until 1990- Then Mickey D’s switched to vegetable oil to make their fries seem healthier, but now they’re made with "Natural Beef Flavor."
  • Australia has fruit salad trees- The multi-grafted trees were developed to grow up to six different types of fruit on one tree.
  • German chocolate cake isn’t from Germany- It’s named for Sam German, who invented a kind of baking chocolate.
  • Hawaiian pizza isn’t from Hawaii either- It was actually invented in Canada.
  • SPAM is a mix of the words “spice” and “ham”- So that urban legend about it standing for Scientifically Processed Animal Matter is wrong.
  • Most wasabi is just horseradish that’s been dyed green- Real wasabi is hard to grow, really expensive, and should be eaten within 15 minutes after its grated.
  • Pineapples take years to grow- We’re talking two to three years a pineapple.
  • Nabisco redesigned its iconic animal crackers box after PETA complaints- The new, less-offensive design uncages the animals and lets them run free.
  • Before Wally Amos got famous for his cookies and became Famous Amos, he was a talent agent who discovered big stars- He signed Simon and Garfunkel, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye were some of his clients.
  • Lemons float but limes sink- It’s all about density, limes are a little more dense than lemons.

Source: Buzzfeed

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