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This array of facts are concerned with trivial and not-so-trivial information about food. Learn and share amazing food facts!

  • Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  • Fast food restaurants use yellow, red, and orange because those are the colors that stimulate hunger.
    Food Facts

    During an average person’s life, they will consume about 60,000 pounds of food.

  • There are over 1,000 different kinds of apples.
  • There are over 400 varieties of natural cheeses.
  • Popcorn has existed for about 6000 years.
  • Pumpkins are not a vegetable but rather a fruit, just like tomatoes.
  • One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water.
  • It takes 12 honeybees to produce one tablespoon of honey.
  • The first carrots grown were purple- in the 17th century orange ones began to be the ones grown.
  • The popsicle was invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
  • The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000 and takes 72 hours to make.
  • Chocolate was once used as currency.
  • Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
  • McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
  • One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
  • Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
  • Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  • The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!
  • Coca-cola was originally green. That is an amazing food fact, no?
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
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