We all need food to survive no matter what. Of the millions of blessings the world has given us, food is one such thing which we can come to produce in excess. But if we think that we know everything there is to know about the features and attributed of the foods we eat, then it is better to let go of this though, as we know nothing. Although a great deal of research is being made in the domain of nutrition, but still we are unable to understand everything about the plethora of food items. Today I am here to take you into a state of shock, by revealing some of the most bizarre, shocking, amazing, interesting and appalling food facts. Here they are the 10 most shocking food facts.
10. We Eat Radioactive Fruits
Science has proved that there are a number of fruits that contain fragments of radioactive elements in their inner structure and mechanisms. One such fruit is the banana which contains a significant percentage Potassium 40. As some of might know, the potassium 40 is an radioactive substance, but the presence of it is in very minute amounts which is the prime reason for which we are not so much effectuated by it.
9. Honey Remains Edible
Honey is one of these rare food items which always remain fresh no matter the weather conditions are. Some even say that they it can remain fresh for an unlimited period of time. Furthermore, no other form of fungus comes to affect the honey. There also happens to be a tomb in Egypt which is believed to be covered in honey and in addition, tourists from all corners of the world come to taste the special form of honey which is covered on the walls. How bizarre is that?
8. The Breath Mint
The breath mint can be used by those who suffer from the problem of bad breath. If you love to eat a plethora of dishes, but are suffering from the problem of a bad breath, then it is imperative that you make use of coffee beans. The only thing you need to do is to chew a few of them and the bad breath will be gone instantly.
7. The Saliva Soup
This food item is in fact one of the most suspicious of them all. Not to forget, that a number of companies have been charged for producing low quality and poorly manufactured food items. But I do not know that how this food item had qualified for being sold in the market. It is derived from the nest that is built by using various forms of saliva released from the bird’s mouth. Furthermore, this food is also one of the most consumed food items in China and other parts of the world.
6. The Purple Carrots
These carrots are the result of cross breeding or mating or reproduction. The scientists and biologists claim that they have been made using some yellow and white carrots, due to which they come to have such a distinctive color. Although the taste of these carrots is quite sweet, but indeed there is something bizarre about the way they have been produced.
5. The Popsicle
The person behind the invention of this highly famous food item was Frank Epperson. Most of you might not have an idea about the profits which he earned from this a kind of ice cream. It was in the year 1905, that he had accidently made this item from water and some fruit powder. So, how do you feel while licking on this accidentally made food item.
4. No Chocolate Soon
It may be sound very odd and alarming to some of you, but it is a fact that soon the world is going to run out on chocolate. The prime reason for this is the fact the production rate of cocoa beans at the Ivory Coast has been slowed down by the riots and political unrest in the region. If this matter is not attended soon by the world, then soon there is going to be no chocolate in the world.
This food item was made in order to offer a gift to those children who used to offer their prayer at regular intervals. The monks of France were the first ones to have produced it in the 17th century. From the looks of it, it is evident that the shape looks more like a person folding his arms around the chest.
2. Coconut Water
The coconut water has a great of advantages and merits for the human physiological systems. The latest research has proved that it can be used as a replacement for the blood plasma and can also help in maintaining the PH levels. How wonderful is that?
1. The Largest and Heaviest Dish
The Bedouins in Africa are the ones who consume a very heavy diet on special occasions. What they do, is that they put some fish eggs in a chicken and then they add the chicken to the body of a sheep. Afterwards, they place the sheep in the body of a camel after which the camel is roasted to make a one of a kind dish. So, now you know why the Bedouins possess a great deal of inner strength and endurance. They can eat thrice as much as the normal people do.