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Interesting Food Facts

Are nuts a healthy food? What are the effects of drinking liquids with my meal? Why is food coloring considered unhealthy? Should I include eggs in my diet? Does coffee have health benefits? Is diet soda healthier than a regular soda? Does excess salt cause high blood pressure? Why are french fries considered so unhealthy?

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Did You Know That:

The most favorite American snack is potato chips, and they are gulped down at a rate of 1.2 billion lbs per year.

Each American is known to eat an average of 51 pounds of chocolate each year.

In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of regular potatoes.

Per head, the Irish consume more chocolate than Americans, Swedes, Danes, Italians and even French.

It has been concluded that the average child will eat about 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the end of high school.

Each American eats in average 20.7 pounds of candy annually. But the Dutch eat three times more than Americans.

In the United States the most popular meal ordered in a restaurant is fried chicken. The next on the list are roast beef, spaghetti, baked ham, and fried shrimp.

It has been confirmed that Czechs are tops when it comes to downing more than a few brews even though Americans spend approximately $25 billion each year on beer.

A typical American eats 1,996.3 lbs of food per year his/her lifetime. Each year, they eat 85.5 lbs. of fats, 62.4 lbs of beef and 46.5 lbs of pork.

Popsicle was first invented in California in 1905 by Frank Epperson when he was only 11years old.

Haggis is a very popular dish in Scotland. They take the internal organs such as heart, liver, lungs, and small intestine of a sheep or a calf then stuff the stomach of the animal with all these animal parts, add onions and oatmeal and season with salt, pepper. Delicious!!!

The Quanjude Restaurant, the largest roast duck restaurant in Beijing can seat 2,000 people at one time. They can serve as many as 5,000 meals a day.

The well known by everybody mayonnaise is believed to be the invention of a French chef of the Duke de Richelieu in 1756. His chef was creating a special victory feast for his master that included a sauce made of cream and eggs while the Duke was in combat. He did not have any cream on hand so; he improvised, using olive oil instead of the cream. He did not even realize that a new culinary masterwork was born, and the chef named it "Mayonnaise" in honor of the Duke's victory.

Believe it or not but the FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments and one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

The vintage date on a bottle of wine does not indicate the year of bottling but the year the grapes were picked.

When Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese leaving holes. Cheese makers call them "eyes".


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