Thursday, August 28, 2014

Facts about Food - You should Know!

  • Peanut Butter-A favorite spread for sandwiches, peanut butter was created by a doctor as a health food. In Africa, where they were first grown, peanuts are known as groundnuts.
  • A small orange is about 80 calories and contains vitamin C and carotenoids.
  • Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced.
  • Chocolate was used as medicine during the 18th century. It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache.
  • More than $2 billion of candy is sold for Halloween, more than any other holiday.
  • Popcorn has existed for about 6000 years.
  • Spinach is one of the most nutritious and highest ranking vegetable in nutrient and antioxidant capacity.
  • 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips are consumed each year in the US.
  • To prevent bananas from turning brown, put them in the refrigerator.