Many of us think they know everything about food. Here are 12 facts you probably didn’t know.
1. In most countries, GMO products are legal.
Genetically modified food crops are allowed in most countries. This is mainly because there is no scientific evidence that actually shows that such crops are harmful to human health. The most popular GMO food crops are beans, sugar beets, corn and rapeseed.
2. You don’t have to eat every three hours.
You don’t have to eat smaller amounts of food at regular intervals to lose weight. Scientific reports show that smaller and more frequent meals do not affect the rate of metabolism and fat burning. Just eat when you’re hungry and make sure you choose healthy and nutritious foods.
3 Lucky Cookies Didn’t Come From China
Many people believe that fortune cookies come from China. This is nothing but a myth. You are unlikely to find Chinese people making these cute cookies. Their real origin is San Francisco where they were introduced by the Japanese.
4. There are many fake wasabi
Wasabi is not actually authentic. Real wasabi comes from Japan. It is cultivated in running water at a temperature of 10 to 17 degrees Celsius. Wasabi roots mature and are ready in three to four years, with one pound worth over $100.
5. Fruit juice is just as bad as sugary soft drinks.
Many people find that fruit juices are healthier than sugary soft drinks. This seems to make a lot of sense since the juice comes from the fruit. However, fruit juice contains just as much sugar as other soft drinks.
6. You can make ketchup without tomatoes.
Tomatoes are very cheap compared to other ingredients. However, when making ketchup, you can replace them with other ingredients, such as applesauce. Make sure you check the color of the ketchup to avoid buying a fake one. Real ketchup should be dark red or red.
7. Holes in crackers are not meant for decoration.
Have you ever wondered why crackers have holes in them? They are needed not to add a decorative touch, but to ensure that the crackers bake properly. Without the holes, the crackers would not be as crispy and thin.
8. Some foods are likely to become extinct.
Global warming is a real threat to the food industry. Due to elevated temperatures and irregular rainfall, foods such as avocados, bananas, honey and some types of apples are likely to die out.
9. Feeding Your Gut Bacteria Is Important
The bacteria in the digestive tract actually outnumber the body’s cells by 900 percent. These bacteria are responsible for a healthy digestive tract and improve brain function. You must feed them soluble fiber regularly for optimal performance.
10 Castoreum Comes From Beaver Anal Glands
Many people love castoreum because of the delicious taste in vanilla-flavored candies. However, it is a secret from the anal glands of beavers.
11. Original balsamic vinegar is very expensive.
The original balsamic vinegar is made from a fermented mixture of boiled grapes. The fermentation process takes from three to 100 years, so it is very expensive.
12. Fish and Plants Are the Best Sources of Protein
The best and healthiest proteins come from plants and fish. Red meat protein causes more health problems than benefits.