Food Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Food can either be a wholesome nutritious meal or a guilty pleasure! We all have are weaknesses when it comes to food we devour. But some of those foods, whether they’re healthy or not, have fascinating about them that you never have imagined or thought of. For example, did you know that Honey is basically bee vomit? It’s mind-boggling, right? So, whether you crave Hershey’s kisses or reach for a plate of carrots, here are a few fun facts about food that will blow your mind! Scroll down to have a look!

Arachibutyrophobia Is A Real Deal!

Arachibutyrophobia, comes from the Greek words “arachi” for “ground nut” and “butyr” for butter, and “phobia” for fear, it’s a fear of being choked by peanut butter. Specifically, it refers to the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. If you’re someone who hates getting things stuck to the roof of your mouth, then you’re not alone; you might have arachibutyrophobia.

Pound Cake Has A Reason for Its Name

Pound Cake is a recipe that dates back to the 1700s. It gets the name of pound cake because of how it’s made. Initially, the recipe called for one pound each of flour, sugar butter, and eggs. A cake made of 1 pound of each of the ingredients would have been very large and would have been able to serve multiple families. As years went by, the portions of the ingredients used were adjusted to make a smaller, lighter cake. However, the name of the cake stuck.

Cotton Candy was created by a Dentist

Weirdly enough, cotton candy was invented in 1897 by a dentist. He partnered with a confectioner and they created cotton candy, which at the time was called “fairy floss”. Later on, another dentist created a similar fairy floss machine in 1921 and called the confection “cotton candy,” which stuck better than the previous name.

Tea Bags were Created by Accident

Albeit Brits are known for their tea obsession, it was an American who ultimately revolutionized the leafy drink. New Yorker Thomas Sullivan is credited with creating tea bags. He would send samples of the product in silk bags and people started to throw them into the teapot. And this is how tea bags came to be. The rest is history!

Honey is Regurgitated by Bees

Honey is basically bee vomit! Some bees are “forager” bees, they basically collect nectar from flowering plants. The foragers drink the nectar and keep in their honey stomach. When the forager bee takes the nectar back to the hive, it regurgitates the nectar into the honey stomach of the processor and allows it to ripen. And that’s how we get to add that extra sweetness in our food!

Pufferfish Can be Dangerous

Pufferfish is a delicacy in Japan, despite the tetrodotoxin it has in it. If the fish isn’t prepared correctly, it can easily kill the enamored eater. Because it’s so dangerous, chefs are required to train two-plus years and then take an extremely challenging exam before they can cook it. 

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