Jaw-dropping Fun Food Facts You Barely Know!

If you think you know your food, we bet you don’t. Here are a bunch of fun food facts that you hardly know about.

Keep reading to know interesting food facts and use them in the future to sound cooler in your squad. 

Fun Food Facts You Never Knew Earlier!

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1. Cashew grows on a fruit

This was a shocking yet fun food fact, right? We don’t want to admit it but it was shocking to us as well. Cashew is grown in a shell attached to a cashew apple on the tree’s branch. When harvesting cashew the whole thing along with the branch is taken down and further process is done by hand.


2. Sandwich is a Gambling Addict’s Invention

The sandwich you love to eat is the invention done on the demand of gambler ‘Montagu’. He had a habit of gambling relentlessly and during a long binge, he didn’t want to put cards down so he requested the chef to give something to eat that can be eaten easily. That’s how the sandwich was made. It is also known as the 4th Earl of Sandwich in London.


3. Cheese is the most stolen food around the world

Cheese, the highly favorable dairy product, is also the most stolen food around the world. According to reports, 4% of cheese produced in a year ends up being stolen due to its lucrativeness. The black market of this delicious snack is evident to show the likability around the world. It is a shocking yet fun food fact to get familiar with.


4. Sandwich was smugged to Space

Did you know this interesting fact about food? If not, let us tell you that sandwich traveled to space. It’s funny but true how someone can be so in love with their sandwich that they took it along in space. Also, it’s a pity to know that most of us couldn’t make it to space but a sandwich did. Astronaut John Young smuggled a hefty corned beef sandwich into space in 1965.
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5. It takes 2-3 years for a pineapple to grow

The process of bearing pineapple is not only tiresome but also time-consuming. People putting pineapple on pizza should understand that it takes 2-3 years for the fruit to grow so it should be eaten and enjoyed thoroughly. Isn’t it an interesting food fact and worth sharing in your squad?

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6. Banana is a berry however strawberries are NOT

Bananas are berries whereas strawberries are not, which makes our whole life feel like a lie. Banana belongs to the category of kiwis and cucumbers which are berries. If wondering why? Banana fulfills the requirements of botanical berries as being grown with one single ovary. It may be hard to accept but your favorite banana is a berry.


7. 25% of hazelnuts of the world are used for Nutella

Nutella preparation takes around 25% of the total supply done around the world. The number is more than 100,000 tons that are consumed for the production of beloved Nutella. The lush spread becomes tastier with the largest quantity consumption of hazelnuts.

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8. Food taste changes when you have it while flying

The taste and smell of food are what makes them interesting but at higher altitudes, your smell and taste senses don’t work as usual. When you have your meal at 30000ft above the ground, you tend to lose your sense of smell. You mainly lose the taste senses for salty and sweet foods but sour, bitter and other tastes are almost unaffected.
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9. Human has 60% same DNA as Banana

The beautiful creation, the earth belongs to humans because we have unique building blocks but you can wait to believe so. 60% of genes humans possess are identical to that of bananas and the rest of the 40% make human beings what they are. Basically, we are 60% Banana
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10. Ketchup was used for medicinal purposes

People who are fond of ketchup would drop their jaw after knowing that ketchup was used for medicinal purposes. In the 1800s, tomatoes were assumed to have medicinal traits. Ketchup was even used for the recipe that was furthermore consumed as the pill used to treat diarrhea and indigestion. Will you try this crazy food fact to cure your indigestion? Do let us know how it went!

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11. Chocolate was used as currency in ancient times in Mexico

The Maya civilization loved cocoa beans and used to collect them as taxes. Due to the scarcity of cocoa beans, Mayans used cocoa beans for the barter system. The chocolate you enjoy today could have had hefty value during the Maya civilization.


12. Mountain Dew has Orange Juice in it

Wait, what?? This is surely a surprising food fact for us. The ‘Darr Ke Aage Jeet Hai’ drink holds goodsome popularity among youth which mainly tastes like lime soda. Orange juice is one of the main ingredients of Mountain Dew alongside carbonated water, citric acid, and high fructose corn syrup. So, don’t judge a drink by its color.


13. Peppers is a richer source of Vitamin C than Oranges

Today we are here to share some ground-breaking realities, we ain’t sorry for it. We’ve always been told that Oranges are the rich source of Vitamin C but hey, peppers have turned out to be richer. The varied color of pepper has different concentrations of Vitamin C in them but more than two.


14. It is impossible to Overcook Mushrooms

If you are bad at cooking, try cooking mushrooms first. Okay no kidding, but you can’t overcook mushrooms thanks to their remarkably forgiving nature. The reason is a polymer that is present in cell walls better known as chitin. Chitin is resilient to heat. So you can certainly try your cooking sessions with mushrooms.


15. Potato, Onion, and Chilli were brought to India by the Portuguese

The staple ingredients of most Indian dishes – potato, onion, and chili aren’t actually from India. Potato, Onion, and chili were actually brought to India by the Portuguese. India undoubtedly shares endless food variety so this is just the tip of the iceberg as for Indian food facts.


16. Jelly and Jam are almost the same

Even after the same ingredients being used for jelly and jam, they are still identified differently. The only difference maker is the form of fruit that is used for the preparation. Jelly is made from fruit juice whereas jam is made from both fruit pulp and juice.
So whenever you can’t find jam for bread you may go for the jelly (at your own risk).


17. Potatoes are 80% of water

Do you drink or eat a potato? Well, this interesting food fact will make you think that you actually drink potatoes. Potato, the king of vegetables that manages to fit in every dish is actually 80% water. The freshly harvested potatoes are actually proven to be 80% water and 20% dry matter. Starch is present in potatoes up to 60% to 80% in the dry matter.


18. Loud Music makes you drink more beverage

Do you often spend too much in the clubs for drinks and are guilty of it? Well, you are not solely responsible for it because loud music is also at fault. A certain kind of music makes you drink faster so if want to keep a check on your drinking, look for a place that has a soothing music playlist like BitesBee – A Food Nest.


19. Nutmeg can make you feel high

How about getting high without eating anything absurd? Well, it may sound funny but nutmeg is the one we are talking about. This common spice has more to offer other than a warm and sweet taste in your favorite dishes. Nutmeg somewhat makes you feel high due to its hallucinogenic drugs (if consumed more than usual).
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20. Making obnoxious noises while eating can influence its taste

 You may find making obnoxious noises gross while eating. However, making these noises assists you to enjoy the taste of food thoroughly. According to researches, psychological reason plays a vital role in it. So, start making obnoxious noises and enjoy food to the fullest.


21. Cheese from Donkey Milk costs between $600- $1000

Sounds strange? In Serbia, ‘Pule’ cheese is made from Balkan donkey‘s milk which is fetched at a price of $600-$1000. Wondering why it is so expensive? The answer lies in its rarity and exceptional health benefits.


22. India is the largest exporter of Chillies in the world

Do you enjoy spicy food? Who doesn’t? Our native country, India is the largest exporter of red chilies around the world. Over the years, India has managed to keep up with a steady supply.


23. With the Amount of Nutella sold every year, you can paint ‘the Great Wall of China’ 8 times

The rich chocolate spread, Nutella is irresistible for people around the world. Nevertheless, you will be in shock to know the ridiculous amount of Nutella sold every year. The annual sales number is so crazy that you can paint the entire Great Wall of China with Nutella eight times.


24. Until 2011, Beer was considered a soft drink in Europe

There is a saying, “Happiness can’t be bought” but we don’t agree with it till the time beer can be bought. Russians used to treat this enticing dose of happiness the same as soft drinks until 2011. There was no need for special occasions to go drinking but only good food and mood was more than enough.

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AboutAradhna Arora
Aradhna is an aspiring content writer who loves exploring the wonders of copywriting and content creation. It's been three good years of curating content that reaches out to the masses and bespeaks the brand's identity. Apart from writing, she loves eating alfredo pasta while binge-watching K-dramas.