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Shocking Facts About Food

May 29, 2014, in Food
Some shocking facts about food.

Most of the carrots used to be purple, until it was withdrawn their modern orange.

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Mini carrots actually carved from normal size carrots that were lumpy and too ugly to be sold in stores.

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Most wasabi that you buy in the store or are eating in a restaurant is actually a colored horseradish. Real wasabi is very expensive to grow.

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McDonald's sells hamburger each 75 seconds.

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Coconut water may be used as blood plasma.

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Peanuts are not a nut, is a plant of the legume family.

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Ice lolly was invented by 11-year old boy in 1905.

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Cucumber is 96 percent water.

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On Earth, there are 7 500 different varieties of apples.

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If you try one new variety every day, the fact to try everything, you would have taken 20 years.

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Nearly 70 percent of brands sells olive oil actually are not olive oil, even really expensive brands.

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Apparently, the Italian mafia earned money by selling fake olive oil all over the world for so long that most professional tasters do not even know what is the taste of olive oil.

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In fact, the sale of fake olive oil is described by experts of the European Union to combat fraud as 'comparable to cocaine trafficking, but without any risks.'

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Milk, orange juice and coffee are other popular products which may also be counterfeit, or at least does not contain what is listed on their labels.

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One of the most popular topping for pizza in Brazil is green peas.

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In Britain, the potato chips are one of the few products that actually taxed. That's why Proctor and Gamble tried to argue that 'Pringles' are not potato chips ... and just savory snacks.

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The Court disagreed, and 'Pringles' are legally potato chips.

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Chocolate was once used as a currency.

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Softener L-cysteine, which is used in some types of bread made ​​from duck feathers, and human hair.

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Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavor to a variety of sweets and baked goods, is in fact the secretions from the anal glands of beavers.

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In the 1800s ketchup was used as a medicine to treat diarrhea.

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When used in high doses, nutmeg works as a hallucinogen.

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Fruit-flavored snacks made ​​using the same wax that is used for cars.

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Arahibutirofobiya is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the palate of your mouth.

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In Tokyo, there is an amusement park, which offers horse meat flavored ice cream.

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