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Fun Food Facts - 2

Here we are back with some fun and interesting food facts that will blow your mind again. We hope you enjoy reading about some of these random and interesting facts about food as much as we did putting them together for you.

1. Peaches and nectarines are essentially the same fruit.

They're nearly genetically identical except for one thing: a gene that's either dominant (in peaches) or recessive (in nectarines). That's what determines whether the skin is fuzzy or smooth.

2. Glass gem corn exists.

Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes spent years selectively breeding the colorful corn as a way to reconnect with his heritage. Now anyone can buy and plant the multicolored cobs.

3. Fruit salad trees exist too.

These multi-grafted trees were developed in Australia to grow up to six different types of fruit on one tree.

4. German chocolate cake didn't originate in Germany.

It's just called that because of Sam German — the guy who invented a kind of baking chocolate. The first published recipe for German('s) chocolate cake was actually written by a Texas homemaker.

5. And Hawaiian pizza didn't come from Hawaii.

It was invented in Canada.

6. Pineapples can take two to three years to grow.

It's a looong process. The next time you grab one at the grocery store, think about how far the thing has come!

7. Too much nutmeg can get you high.

It contains myristicin, a compound that has hallucinatory qualities — and brutal side effects — if ingested in very large doses. (Don't try it, obviously.)

8. Cashews grow on cashew apples.

Cashew apples are edible but better used in juices, jams, and chutneys since the flesh is bitter.

9. Cilantro and fresh coriander are the same thing.

They're just two different names to describe the same plant. (There are also coriander seeds — which come from the plant too, and you can find them whole or ground up into spices.)

10. Peppers have more vitamin C than oranges.

About two or three times as much, depending on the color of the pepper.

 

Got any other fun, interesting or just plain weird and random food facts? Share them with us at info@theyellowchilly.com

There are so many health benefits to fresh fruit and vegetables and if you're interested in having served them on your plate with a glass of a refreshing beverage of your choice together with your loved ones, then do visit us at The Yellow Chilly restaurant, Plot 54B, Kiira Road, Jinja, Uganda.

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