40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

Gather around because it’s time to chow down on some tasty food facts! You might think you know everything there is to know about grub, but trust me, you have seen nothing yet. From the unexpected benefits of eating your greens to the crazy stories behind your favorite dishes, we’ve got all the goods. So, put down that boring salad and pay attention because this will be a feast for your brain and taste buds!

Shocking Facts about Food

40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

1. Eating healthy can be pricey, with nutritious food costing up to 3 times more than junk food, ounce for ounce.

2. Chicken has gotten a lot fattier over the years, now containing 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.

3. Honey is the gift that keeps on giving, as it’s the only food that will never rot and can last for up to 3000 years.

4. Cheese is the most wanted food in the world, as it’s the most stolen food globally.

5. Who knew that scientists could turn peanut butter into diamonds?

6. The average person in the U.S. eats a whopping 35 tons of food in their lifetime. That’s a lot of burritos!

7. Peanut butter isn’t just for sandwiches. It’s also an ingredient in dynamite. Who knew?

8. In 2016, Italy’s highest court ruled that stealing small amounts of food to stave off hunger is not a crime.

9. Airplane food isn’t exactly gourmet, as our sense of smell and taste decrease from 20 to 50 percent while flying.

10. Eskimos need refrigerators too. Not to keep their food cold. But to prevent it from freezing solid.

Interesting Facts about Food

11. Many people believe that carrots help you see in the dark, but this is actually a myth spread by the British during World War II to explain their success in shooting down German planes at night.

12. The world’s largest pizza was made in 2017 in Rome and measured 1.595 km in diameter.

13. In ancient Egypt, beer was considered so important that it was used to pay workers building the pyramids.

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40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

14. Just thinking about your favorite food can release dopamine, the feel-good hormone. It is also produced during sex and drug use.

15. India is known for having the world’s lowest meat consumption per person, making it a vegetarian paradise.

40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

16. In Korea, the octopus can be eaten alive, which is not for the faint of heart.

17. Seattle has had a law that makes throwing away food illegal since 2015.

18. Can you imagine spending 43% of your day working just to get food? Well, 100 years ago, that was the norm for most Americans, but now it’s only 7%. Talk about technology advancements making our lives easier!

19. Agricultural scientist, Norman Borlaug, developed new strains of crops which yielded four times as much food, saving the lives of over a billion people. He’s considered one of the most influential men in human history.

20. California is the world’s 5th largest supplier of food. So when you’re chomping down on that juicy avocado toast, you have California to thank.

Fun Facts about Food

21. In 2015, NASA Astronauts ate food that had been grown in space for the first time.

22. Did you know that high-frequency sounds enhance the sweetness in food, while low frequencies bring bitterness? Next time you’re listening to music while eating, maybe try some different genres to see how it affects your taste buds.

23. In Texas, death row inmates don’t get to pick their last meal. Talk about adding insult to injury.

24. Did you know that eating too much meat can speed up the aging process of your body? Looks like it’s time to switch to the veggie burger.

25. Cornflakes have more genes than people do! Who knew cereal was so genetically diverse?

26. London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi. Talk about British love for Indian cuisine!

27. A study found that tomatoes taste worse when refrigerated.

28. Starbucks donates 100% of its leftover food in partnership with the nonprofit Feeding America.

40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

29. The city of Oatman, Arizona, hosts a Solar Egg Frying Contest every 4th of July.

30. Domino’s Pizza co-founder traded his shares for a Volkswagen. Talk about a sweet deal!

Awesome Facts about Food

31. In 1912, the former president of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, worked as a cook’s helper on a ship bound for the U.S. 

32. Pizza Hut was founded by two brothers who borrowed $600 from their mother in 1958 to open a pizza place. Talk about a momma’s boy making it big!

33. Want to know a secret to smell great? Just munch on some garlic. It’ll work wonders for your body odor!

34. Bet you didn’t know that there’s more than just one type of banana out there, there are over 1000 species, and we only eat one of them.

40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

35. Breatharianism, is the belief that you don’t need food or water to survive, just prana, the vital life force in Hinduism.

36. Steak and wine are a match made in heaven. That’s because they’re on opposite ends of the sensory spectrum.

37. In America, 1 in every 5 meals is consumed in the car.

40 Delicious Food Facts That Will Make You Go Hungry

38. In 2016, France became the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food. They must donate it instead.

39. Piranha soup is a popular aphrodisiac in Brazil.

40. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that tomatoes were vegetables.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 40 Interesting Food facts For Kids.

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