Fascinating Facts About Food You Must Know
Food can really do so much to a person. The wide variety of food provides our bodies with what they need; stay alive, be active, move and work. It can also build new cells and tissues for growth, which can fight and prevent infections. Eating food that is right, safe, and rich in nutrients will make this possible.
For some, food makes people stay alive. For others, food is more than just that—food can serve as a passion. In every place, you can find different kinds of food with different styles. Every cuisine has its own taste. Every household can even give different versions of it. It can surprise people in so many ways. Favorite Family Recipes book by Coltrin takes on about how recipes move through generations. It also tells about how food can become the centerpiece of the celebrations of life, bringing back fond memories. This book by Kathryn Coltrin will make readers appreciate one’s family recipes.
Certain types of food in this world have certain qualities that can surely astonish you. In this blog, you will learn some of the most interesting things some food:
Raspberries are members of the rose family
You may have been eating raspberries for a long time now without know that it belongs to the rose family. This also goes to cherries, apricots, plums, pears, apples, quinces, peaches, strawberries, and blackberries. Because these kinds of fruits contain flowers with five equal petals that are arranged around a central core, this makes them part of the said family. Once picked, unripe raspberries do not ripen not like other fruits.
Pistachios are not nuts but are fruits
Have you all this time thought of pistachios as some kind of nuts? You may have gotten it wrong. Pistachios are actually the seeds of a fruit. During that process, the outer fruit is removed. However, they possess nutrients like other ‘nuts’. Pistachios are still known to be a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients can help people with weight management, protect against diabetes and hypertension; they can even improve digestion. There are omega-3 fatty acids present in pistachios that may also reduce your risk of heart disease can help lower your blood pressure.
Jelly beans take a long time to process
Everybody loves jelly beans! Did you know it can take 7 to 21 days to make a jelly bean? The process begins with a hot liquid candy that gets flavoring and coloring added to make the beans distinct. You can get approximately 130 calories and about 37 grams of sugar in 35 jelly beans. One of the most popular flavors is Very Cherry. It has been the top one for two decades. However, in 1998, Buttered Popcorn flavor became the top favorite.
Most corn has an even number of rows on each ear
Ear comes from the ancient word “ahs,” which meant “husk of corn. It can also be referred to as a cob of corn. Corn always has an even number of rows on each ear. On average, an ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows. A corn ear is actually an inflorescence that produces nearly 1,000 female flowers. So, next time you eat corn, notice how even it looks.
Peanut butter glows in the dark
Not only does peanut butter is good for you but it can also glow in the dark after being exposed to intense light. As long as your peanut butter is fresh, it should work. This is caused by light-absorbing natural compounds called phenols. This is proof that the beauty of nature is amazing.
Dark chocolate contains many benefits
At around 1910, chocolate was first seen in bar form. From the roasted beans of the cacao tree, dark chocolate is made. It also has many health benefits. It can help in improving bad cholesterol to lowering blood pressure. Plus, you should also know that it is good in helping to reduce stress and improving vision. Thus, compared to regular milk chocolate, dark chocolates are worth easting. It is also as much as good as it also!
In conclusion, many foods you can find in the regular grocery stores has something more to it than satisfying your hunger. You will never know what you can get out of it.