Friday, April 18, 2008

Stuff You Didn't Learn in Nutrition Class

Sleep deprivation is killing me. I now spend what should be precious hours of sleep, surfing the net for fun food facts. Just thought I'd share some of them...

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

The onion is named after a Latin word meaning large pearl

Half of the world's population live on a staple diet of rice; there are over 44,000 varieties fown world wide

The first breakfast cereal ever produced was Shredded Wheat

There are about 100,000 bacteria in one litre of drinking water

Instant coffee has been in existence since the middle of the eighteenth century

The dish chop-suey does not come from China. It was created by Chinese immigrants in California

The Average Person Eats Almost 1500 Pounds Of Food A Year!
-->On average, that can be thought of as 150 pounds of meat, 290 pounds of milk and cream, 35 pounds of eggs, 48 pounds of chicken, 68 pounds of bread, 125 pounds of potatoes, and 80 pounds of fruit. That should be enough to fill your stomach.

6 out of every 10 apples that get eaten every day in the U.S. were grown in Washington State. The most popular varieties are Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Fuji.

Hawaii is the only state that grows pineppales

A hard boiled egg spins but a soft cooked or raw egg does not.

.007 calories are consumed while licking a stamp.

Buffalo wings have nothing to do with bison. They are spicy chicken wings that originated in Buffalo, New York.

The energy food of bikers and hikers is called Gorp: Good Old Raisins and Peanuts.

According to folklore, pretzels were given to children who knew their prayers. The pretzel shape was supposed to signify arms folded across the chest in prayer.

Mozzarella Cheese was first made in the 7th Century from the milk of the Indian Water Buffalo.


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