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22 Weird and Amazing Facts About Food

We all love food and we can’t live without it, but Be careful about what you eat.

Prepare yourself to be amazed with this 22 weird, interesting facts about food and don’t forget to vote for your favorite fact.

#1 The most popular carrots used to be purple.

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#2 One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water.

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#3 The popsicle was invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.

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#4 Apples float in water, because 25% of their volume is made of air.

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#5 Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.

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#6 Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.

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#7 Eating bananas can help fight depression.

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#8 Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

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#9 The most expensive fruit in the world is the Japanese Yubari cantaloupe, and two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.

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#10 Peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re legumes.

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#11 Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars.

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#12 Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, among other things.

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#13 One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.

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#14 McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.

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#15 Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.

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#16 The red food-coloring carmine — used in Skittles and other candies — is made from boiled cochineal bugs, a type of beetle.

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#17 The tea bag was created by accident, as tea bags were originally sent as samples.

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#18 Chocolate was once used as currency.

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#19 About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.

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#20 The first food to ever be consumed in space was applesauce.

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#21 French fries were actually created in Belgium not France!

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#22 Bananas Are Berries, But Strawberries Aren’t!

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