Posted : 8 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.

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Posted : 8 years ago

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

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 : 8 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-flavored beverage was introduced in 1881.

Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavor 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 : 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 : 9 years ago

In the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times as much as milk.

The world’s oldest existing eatery opened in Kai-Feng, China in 1153.

The Polyethylene Terephthalate bottle was introduced in 1973.

Melba toast is named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931).

Ice tea was introduced in 1904 at the World’s Fair in St. Louis.

Posted : 9 years ago

Three quarters of fish caught are eaten – the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.

Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light.

Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia by Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1886.

An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

Over the last 40 years food production actually increased faster than population.

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.