Food facts


Broccoli has been around for more than 2000 years. Broccoli is a part of the cabbage family. Broccoli contains selenium, a mineral that has been found to have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties. Broccoli consumption has increased over 940...

interesting tomatoes facts

October 28, 2009 | In: Food facts

Tomatoes were first cultivated in 700 AD by Aztecs and Incas. Explorers returning from Mexico introduced the tomato into Europe, where it was first mentioned in 1556. Because they are closely related to deadly nightshade, tomatoes were once thought...

Interesting wine facts

October 27, 2009 | In: Food facts

There are 20 million acres are planted to grapes worldwide. There are 10,000 wine grapes varities worldwide. There are about 400 species of oak, though only about 20 are used in making oak barrels. When Mount Vesuvius buried Pompeii in...

interesting avocado facts

October 23, 2009 | In: Food facts

The avocado is also called an Alligator Pear because of its pear-like shape and green skin. There are about 7,000 avocado groves in California; the average size is around 10 acres. The Aztec word for avocado was ahuacatl, which means "testicle...

Interesting facts about salt

October 21, 2009 | In: Food facts

Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage. Salt is a vital substance for the survival of all living creatures,...

interesting rice facts

October 19, 2009 | In: Food facts

More than 90 percent of the world's rice is grown and consumed in Asia, where people typically eat rice two or three times a daily. More than 40000 varieties of cultivated rice (the grass family Oryza sativa) are thought to exist but the exact...

Interesting honey facts

October 15, 2009 | In: Food facts

Honey dates back for 150 million years.A cave painting depicting an androgynous figure robbing honey out of the hive was found in the Cave of the Spider in Valencia, Spain. Greeks and Roman referred to honey as a food fit for the gods. On average...

Throughout the ages, garlic has been advocated for a variety of ills. More recently, studies using garlic in its natural form (or in its various supplemental varieties) indicate that garlic may lower high cholesterol levels (hyperlipidemia) and have...

Dom Perignon a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvillers invented champagne. Champagne is type of sparkling white wine that comes from the northern region of France called Champagne. Marilyn Monroe once took a bath in 130 bottles of...

Fast food shops have been found in ancient ruins. It appears that the Greeks also enjoyed the convenience of fast food. Every month, more than 90 per cent of the children in the United States eat at McDonald's. Most nutritionists recommend not...

Interesting Bubble gum facts

September 28, 2009 | In: Food facts

The oldest known sample of chewing gum is a piece of birch bark tar estimated to be 6,500 years old. It seems to have been chewed by a person 30-40 years old with a cavity in one tooth. One puzzling aspect of the find is that no one knows how the tar...

Historians state that potatoes were being fried by at least 1680 in the Meuse Valley of Belgium. Locals would eat small fried fish with their meals, but when the river was frozen over, they cut potatoes lengthwise and fried them in oil to use as a...