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15 Facts About Food Everyone Should Know

Food is what we eat every day. Varieties of foods are available in different regions around the world. Some foods are rich in vitamins and carbohydrates while some are spicy and nutritious.

Today, at FactWish, we have put together some of the surprising facts about different foods that we take one or the other day. Lets get started.

1. Watermelon and Cabbages consist of over 90% of water in them.

Watermelon and Cabbages consist of over 90% of water in them

2. Strawberries contain more Vitamin C than Lemon.

Strawberries contains more Vitamin C than lemons

3. Bananas contain large amounts of “tryptophan” which gets converted into “serotonin” which is a compound that can change our mood.

Bananas contain large amounts of "tryptophan"

4. Pepper / Chilies are Hootttt because they contain “Capsaicin”, an ingredient that causes a sensation of heat in our body. Studies show that they can act as painkillers in certain conditions.

Chilies are Hootttt because they contain "Capsaicin"

5. Cucumber is the best food for an adventurer in the desert. Comprised of 96% water, it contains electrolytes, which are minerals that enable your body to reestablish what it might have lost through lack of hydration.

Cucumber is the best food for an adventurer in the desert

6. Apples have more than 10,000 varieties around the world.

Apples have more than 10,000 varieties around the world

7. The main difference between lime and lemon is that lemons will buoy and limes will sink in water.

The main difference between lime and lemon is that lemons will buoy and limes will sink in water

8. Almonds are not nuts but belong to the family of roses.

Almonds are not nuts but belong to the family of roses

9. Pearls, when dropped in vinegar, start to dissolve in it. It seems as if pearls melt in the vinegar.

Pearls, when dropped in vinegar, start to dissolve in it

10. Cutting an onion in steam don’t bring tears to eyes.

Cutting an onion in steam don't bring tears to eyes

11. The Expiry date on filtered water is really not for the water but rather it’s for the container.

The Expiry date on filtered water is really not for the water but rather it's for the container

12. The food that was eaten first on the moon was canned Peach.

The food that was eaten first on the moon was canned Peach

13. On average, a person consumes 12 hairs in their food every year in a public place.

On average, a person consumes 12 hairs in their food every year in a public area

14. Unlike today, carrots were originally purple or white in color with a thin root. The orange carrot we eat is a result of the genetic mutation in the late 16th century.

Unlike today, carrots were originally purple or white in color with a thin root

15.  There are roughly 350 distinctive varieties of pasta you can cook in your home.

There are roughly 350 distinctive varieties of pasta you can cook in your home

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