Posted : 5 years ago

A person eats around 60,000 pounds worth of food during his life which is the equivalent of six elephants.

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Posted : 7 years ago

Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbour Henri Nestlé.

Botanically speaking, the banana is a herb and the tomato is a fruit.

In 1994, Chicago artist Dwight Kalb sent David Letterman a statue of Madonna, made of 180lb of ham.

Americans eat twice as much meat as Europeans, gobbling up some 50kg (110 lb) per capita.

Plastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1970.

Posted : 7 years ago

Forks, mostly being two-tined, used to known as “split spoons.”

Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they could account for 3% of a grocer’s total sales.

Approximately one billion snails are served in restaurants annually.

An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavour are caused by their smell.

The pull-ring tab was invented in 1962 and the re-sealable top in 1965.

In the 1950’s some 80% of chickens in Europe and the US were free-ranging. By 1980, it was only 1%. Today, about 13% of chickens in the West are free-ranging.

Posted : 7 years ago

Coffee is the seed of a cherry from the tree genus Coffea

The number of people who starved to death in the last 25 years of the 20th century is less than the number who starved to death in the last 25 years of the 19th century.

The first European to encounter tea was the Portuguese Jesuit Jasper de Cruz in 1560.

Pepsi-Cola was invented by Caleb Bradham in 1890 as “Brad’s Drink” as a digestive aid and energy booster. In was renamed as Pepsi-Cola in 1898.

Watermelons are 97% water, lettuce 97%, tomatoes 95%, carrots 90%, and bread 30%.

Posted : 7 years ago

The world’s most expensive jam (jelly) is Confiture de groselles. It is a redcurrant jam (jelly) from a 14th century recipe made in the tiny French town of Bar-Le-Duc.

Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.

The first cola-flavoured beverage was introduced in 1881.

Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavour in the world, beating vanilla and banana by 3-to-1.

In September 1999 Dustin Philips of the US set a Guinness World Record by drinking a 400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds.

Posted : 7 years ago

To make one kilo of honey bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.

Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

The soda fountain was patented by Samuel Fahnestock in 1819, with the first bottled soda water available in 1835.

Aluminum cans were introduced in 1957 and two years later the first diet cola was sold.

Maria Ann Smith introduced the Granny Smith apple in 1838.

Posted : 7 years ago

In 1929, the Howdy Company introduced its “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas,” which became 7 Up. 7 Up was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg.

The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.

Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

The first diet soft drink, called the “No-Cal Beverage” was launched in 1952.

Bananas consistently are the number one compliant of grocery shoppers. Most people complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are sweeter, with a sugar content of more than 20%, compared with 3% in a green banana.

Vitamin A is known to prevent “night blindness,” and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A. One carrot provides more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A.

Posted : 8 years ago

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In 1929, the Howdy Company introduced its “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas,” which became 7 Up. 7 Up was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg.

The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.

Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

The first diet soft drink, called the “No-Cal Beverage” was launched in 1952.

Bananas consistently are the number one compliant of grocery shoppers. Most people complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are sweeter, with a sugar content of more than 20%, compared with 3% in a green banana.

Vitamin A is known to prevent “night blindness,” and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A. One carrot provides more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A.

Posted : 8 years ago

Approximately 44 million tons of bananas are produced annually, compared to more than 60 million tomatoes. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).

The term “soda water” was coined in 1798.

China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year. 25 million trees are chopped down to make’em sticks.

The scientific term for the common tomato is lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means “wolf peach.”

The first ice-cream soda was sold in 1874 in the US.

Posted : 9 years ago

There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.

Carrots have zero fat content.

The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.

The stay-on tab was invented in 1974.

The tall chef’s hat is called a toque.