Monday, August 16, 2010

Honestly it’s true!

Here are a few fun food facts that may leave you in disbelief.......
The “special sauce” in a Big Mac is actually thousand island dressing.
The potato was the first vegetable to be successfully grown in space.

An apple, when fresh, is made up of about 25% air. That is why they float in the barrel when we “Bob-for-apples”.

Apples are more efficient than caffeine at waking you up in the morning

Linguine literally means, “little tongues”.

Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second.

Since Hindus don't eat beef, the MacDonald's in New Delhi makes its burgers with mutton.

The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae. It covers 3.4 square miles of land in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, and it's still growing.

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

Onion is named after a Latin word meaning large pearl.

Ice cream is Chinese food. When the famous explorer Marco Polo returned to his homeland of Italy, from China in 1295, he brought back a recipe (amongst other things). The recipe, was a Chinese recipe for a desert called "Milk Ice." However, Europeans substituted cream for the milk, and voila..."Ice Cream."

The founder of McDonald's has a Bachelor degree in Hamburgerology.

The Word "Salary" Comes From "Salt!" Salt, our oldest preservative, was extremely rare in the past. So rare, in fact, that it was often used as pay. Imagine...earning a couple of tablespoons of salt for a hard-days work. Today, salt is so common that restaurants give it away for free, and packaged food contains so much that it's far too easy to eat too much salt.

Cream is lighter than milk
Bakers used to be fined if their loaves were under weight, so they used to add an extra loaf to every dozen, just in case -- hence, the expression "baker's dozen"

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