There’s a lot more to food than mere eating, especially when so much food is available to us. We all love food, but there are some interesting and surprising facts about food that have prevailed in history. Are you aware? Well, I know the answer from most of us will be no, so that is why we’ve gathered 8 interesting food facts that are simply astounding and minding blowing.
Let’s take a look at the interesting food facts you probably didn’t know about.
1. Potatoes can absorb and reflect WiFi signals
It turns out that potatoes can absorb and reflect WiFi signal because of their water content and chemistry. Absorb and reflect radio wave signals much the same way as the human body does, making them suitable substitutes for airline passengers. Fascinating right!
2. Red or Yellow food colouring can make kids hyperactive
Yellow and red food colouring in some of your kids’ favourite snacks has been linked to behavioural changes in children. One study indicated that up to 8% of children with ADHD are sensitive to additives such as red or yellow food colouring. The symptom that sensitive kids tend to exhibit is hyperactivity. Now that you know, you should watch what your kids eat or you’ll suffer the consequences of their hyperactivity.
3. Carrots were originally purple
This would come as a major surprise for most people nowadays. Originally these vegetable were purple or white with thin root, the orange carrot we know today is as a result of a genetic mutation in the late 16th century that won out over the original colour. Purple carrots though, ewww.
4. Loud music makes you drink more and faster
It turns out loud music does make one drink more and faster. According to Gueguen research on music, food, and drink, the high sound level has caused higher arousal, which has led subjects to drink faster and to order more drink. Wait! Did you think that the loud music at the clubs was a coincidence? Lol.
5. Diamonds can be made from peanut butter
Peanut butter has oil in them called “glycerol” that is used to create nitroglycerin, a key ingredient in dynamite. Scientists in Germany said peanut butter can be mixed with carbon dioxide to form diamonds. The process involves extracting oxygen from carbon dioxide leaving behind carbon that turns into diamonds when subjected to intense pressure. Amazing, right?
6. Rubbing your hands on stainless steel helps get rid of onion smell
This trick actually works for both garlic and onions. Stainless steel can also help remove fish odours from your hands. When you touch stainless steel, the molecules in the steel bind with the sulfur molecules on your hands which automatically transfers the molecules to the metal and off the hands.
7. Eating bananas can help fight depression
What you eat can have a big impact on your mood. According to recent scientific studies, people suffering from chronic depression have responded positively after consuming bananas on a regular basis. The ingredients in bananas contain tryptophan, which triggers the brain to produce more serotonin also known as “the happy hormones”.
8. An egg float when it goes bad
In general, eggs go bad when they start to smell, but a fairly well-known way to check if an egg has gone bad, is to drop it in a glass of water and see if it floats. Bad eggs float.
Leave a comment if you find this article really interesting and fascinating. Chao!