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Today these foods are so common that it is really hard to imagine life without it. However, when these interesting facts were first brought into notice, it was considered as a myth, but slowly it turns out to be real. This list is just to give you an idea about some of the most important trivia that is related to about food and culinary items.
Ice cream is a Chinese food item. Marco Polo the famous explorer when returned to Italy, from China in the year 1295, he actually brought a well known recipe called “Milk Ice” among many other things. However, later Europeans substituted cream for the milk, and voila. Since then, ice cream has been a major hit.
Generally, the United States actually consumes on an average 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year.
On an average, it takes 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
The word pizza was originally spelt as “pitsa”.
Most pizza is ordered during the weather forecast or TV programs. Adding to this, the delivery folks also report that women, perhaps not surprisingly, are better tippers!
Generally, Americans consume or eat almost 350 slices of pizza each second.
The color of a chili is no indication of its spiciness, but what matters is its size. Generally, it is important to note that the smaller the chilie pepper, the hotter it is.
Near about 140 varieties of chilies peppers are alone grown in Mexico alone.
Chilies play a very important role in making foods safer. They help in reducing the harmful bacteria on foods.
The potato is one of the most important non-cereal crops in the world, and considered number one among agricultural crops.
Irish were the first to eat potato. They were first introduced to Britain and Ireland in the late 1500s. It didn’t get popular immediately; many people actually held potato responsible for diseases as it was not talked about in the Bible.
The world’s fastest Italian eater is Josh Anderson. He ate 14-yard-long spaghetti in 32.4 seconds.
The newest diet trend is eating fibers. Americans are becoming so obese that they mustn’t just go for fries and soda anymore. A diet where vegetables are the principal part of meals is known as “veggie phobic”.
The only plant by-product burns fat faster than broccoli. It’s even called “super food”.
The Correct Way to Eat
Plants were first introduced to western cultures by the USDA scientists. These plants have produces that are responsible for vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. But you have to be sure that they are cooked and not raw, since they are actually toxic.
Most foods have some antioxidants, the anti-oxidants in vegetables protect cells from damage. But as these cells are destroyed the cells cannot divide and reproduce. So once destroyed, the nutrients cannot be replaced.
Of the foods, green plants are the most beneficial to our health. They contain beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamin C and iron. Blue and red berries contain more anti-oxidants than white varieties. Orangeruits contain Vitamin C and beta-carotene, and also potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and sodium. All of these colors are important for our body to function properly.
These foods are in the top 20 list and not necessarily in the order they are listed.
ASPARAGUS- Asparagus is not only one of the top 20 fruits in the world, but also has quotes from Greek mythology, where she is the goddess of love and beauty. Because of its trendy reputation, this succulent vegetable is one of the most expensive foods available. It is also known for its bitter taste and thick texture, making it a true ‘super food’.
BANANA- The banana is actually a fruit believed to have originated in the tropics. It is native to the south-east Asian region and Malaysia. The banana grows on a tall tree and the fruit is made from a stalk of that tree. There are other trees that produce fruit, but the banana tree is the one that is ‘most tree-like’. The trunk of the tree trunk is flexible, and bears a number of big, long heavy-skinned green bananas. The unripe banana is covered with soft reddish-brown spots. When the fruit matures to full maturity, the skin color of the banana flesh becomes more intensive. The flesh of the bananas then turns from green to brown and the patina becomes darker.