The romantics say that you need to survive, while the realists say you need oxygen. However, we are sure everyone would agree that it is impossible to survive without tasty food!
While we all love good food, we often take it for granted. Honestly, how much do you know about the food you consume?
Food is so much more than just fuel. You get to savor the taste, flavor, and texture besides helping you survive and give you the energy to carry out daily tasks. Some amazing food facts that may make you go OMG! Is this for real! Find out some of the craziest food facts that you may find well, crazy!
Now, what is Arachibutyrophobia?
The word sounds a mouthful! But did you know it is not fear of food, but fear of the food getting stuck to the roof of your mouth? Yeah, you heard it right. Well, it’s just not any food, but everyone’s favorite peanut butter, and you may feel scared of it, may get stuck in your mouth and getting choked. Phew, never thought about that!
A harmless food that can cause hallucinations — nutmeg
Well, you have heard about the various benefits of spices and how it can offer benefits from as wide-ranging fro lowering inflammation to helping you get sound sleep at night! But you may also have heard about how too much of a good thing can spell bad news, and nutmeg is one of the spices, a teaspoon here and there won’t impact you. A pinch can help you sleep restfully at night. But a little more than a few teaspoons can lead to hallucinations because of the compound called myristicin!
The seedy affair
While you always have known almonds to be nuts, well, you got it all wrong! They aren’t quite nuts. They are drupes, a fruit with what seems like a stony endocarp. Yeah, did you think about it being a seed when you ate it? Well, no!
Ice cream sundaes in New York that may cause you a pocket pinch
We don’t consider ice creams to be expensive, do we? But there’s an ice cream sundae available at Serendipity 3 in New York City that can set you back by $320. The sundae contains some interesting ingredients such as Tahitian vanilla cream, almonds, 23-karat gold leaf, caviar, and an orchid sugar-coated. Also, something as expensive as this takes ages to make, nine hours almost, it comes with a Baccarat crystal goblet complete with a gold spoon (18-carat)
Mageirocophobia: the phobia you never knew!
Do you love to cook? Well, not too many of us are fond of it. We’d rather order something than venture in the kitchen and rustle up something? Well, it may be called mageirocophobia or, in other words, the fear of cooking. Some of us would wistfully look at cookbooks and even watch master chefs dish out exotic cuisine on television.
However, we seldom try to whip out a dish, use the ladle, pots, or pans. But you know what? There is a large gap between wanting to cook something and cooking something. That is where Mageirocophobia can occur, fear of going right into the kitchen and cook your favorite dish!
A dentist discovered cotton candy!
You wouldn’t believe this if we told you that a dentist discovered cotton candy in 1897. He partnered with the confectioner fairy floss. Another dentist worked on it and made something called cotton candy. People took a fancy to this new name, and the name got stuck.
You can get diamonds out of peanuts
Ah, well, really? But you do not get them for peanuts, do we? The truth is you can create a diamond by recreating the conditions of the lower mantle of the Earth for a few weeks and can make a wide diamond that measures. So, you need to create 2,200 degrees centigrade. Oh no! And we were already thinking of getting a lot of peanuts to make a diamond ring! There go our dreams down the drain!
So, these were some of the most amazing food facts that will make you take a double take! It cannot be true, can it! Did you know about these strange stories about food?