Surprising food facts you had no idea about
Chili peppers contain a chemical that tricks your mouth into 'thinking' it's being burned: -Chili peppers contain a chemical known as capsaicin, which naturally connects to receptors in our nerves.
The red food dye used in Skittles is made from boiled beetles: -Carminic acid, also known as carmine, is a common red food dye made from the crushed.
Broccoli contains more protein than steak: -Besides the usual nutrition one gets from greens, there's more protein in broccoli than steak.
Honey will never go bad: -When kept in its natural state, honey is very low in moisture and high in acidity.
Every banana you eat is a clone: -Even if there are over a thousand varieties of bananas all over the world.
Gummy candies and cars are coated in the same type of wax: -That glossy sheen coated on gummy candies is actually carnauba wax.
Many shredded cheeses and cereals contain cellulose: -Cellulose is essentially sawdust. It's used in various shredded cheese products.
Tomatoes were believed to be poisonous: -In 18th-century Europe, the tomato was nicknamed "the poison apple.
Avocados are fruit: -Avocados are actually classified as a berry with a large seed.
An ear of corn has an even number of rows: -You will rarely find an ear of corn with an uneven number.