Food Facts Index

Fact #1

Figs provide more fiber than any other common fruit or vegetable.

Fact #2

Unlike most fruits, pears ripen better off the tree.

Fact #3

If you are only going to use half of a pepper, cut it in half and the leave the portion with the top on that you are not using. The stem will keep the leftover pepper fresh 3-4 times longer.

Fact #4

A typical banana travels 4,000 miles before being eaten.

Fact #5

Honey is the only food edible to humans that will never go bad.

Fact #6

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

Fact #7

Apples may be more proficient at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

Fact #8

In Japan, the most popular topping for pizza at Domino’s Pizza is squid.

Fact #9

About 40 percent of the world’s cranberries are grown in just one state–Massachusetts.

Fact #10

An estimated 13 percent of the food taken home in doggie bags from restaurants is actually fed to dogs.

Fact #11

Newport, Rhode Island’s White Horse Tavern, built in 1673, is the oldest tavern building in continuous use in the United States.

Fact #12

Bacon is addictive. It contains unami which produces an addictive neurochemical response.

Fact #13

For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier.

Fact #14

Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.

Fact #15

To easily cut off fat from chicken or steak, slice them while they’re partially frozen.

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