May 19th, 2015

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off

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15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off Groovy Green Livin

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Here you go…..

1. A typical 20 ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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2. About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.

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3. Graham Crackers got their name in 1829 from Sylvester Graham who believed in a strict, bland vegetarian diet to rid society of sexual desires and impure thoughts.

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4. Many candy companies in the U.S. use artificial food coloring for the candy they sell and distribute in the United States, but that same candy sold in Europe gets its coloring from natural sources.

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5. Most of the wasabi served outside of Japan isn’t true wasabi, it’s a mixture of horseradish, mustard and food coloring.Many marshmallow brands have added corn syrup and artificial color (Blue 1).

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6. Ten cups per day of green tea delayed cancer onset 8.7 years in Japanese women and three years in Japanese men.

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7. Adding lemon to your water helps to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too!

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8. You’re going to eat about 2.030 calories if you head to Burger King and for a Double Whopper with cheese (1,070), onion rings (410), vanilla milkshake (550). Depending on age and gender, most adults should eat between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day.

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9.  Freezing food does not destroy or remove any nutrients. So go ahead and eat your (frozen) veggies!

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10. Many bread products contain an amino acid known as L-cysteine, which is used as a softening agent. L-cysteine is derived from either human hair or poultry feathers or hog hair, and it can be found in many popular brand-name products. As of 2012, the European Union requires that all L-cysteine be produced from sources other than human hair.

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11. Zucchini is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. The seeds of a zucchini make it a fruit.

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12. Decaf coffee doesn’t generally mean caffeine free.

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13. The world record for corn eating is 33 and a half ears in 12 minutes.

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14. McDonalds’ Southwest Salad with grilled chicken is more fattening than their hamburger.

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15. After chopping garlic rub your hands on your stainless steel sink or with a stainless steel utensil for 30 seconds before washing them. Say goodbye to that stinky garlic smell.

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Do you have a favorite food fact?


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photo credits: Coca-Cola via photopin (license)California Olive Oil, 5/2014, by Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on YouTube #California #Olive #Oil #TreesGraham crackersDay 77: Wasabi Blobgreen teaCitrons – Yellow alternateFamily Trip Pentwater, MI July 05, 2014 6, Frozen Peas, Brötchen,  Zucchini,  Crack, coffeeO’ahu: Diamond Head and Honolulu. Patty and Bun, London,  Garlic.

26 Responses to “15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off”

  1. How on earth did you come up with these?? I knew about that nasty ingredient in bread from my vegan sister. G.R.O.S.S. Going to check out that olive oil article RIGHT NOW.
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  3. Okay, I did not know about the bread ingredient! Vomiting over here now. How gross!!
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  4. Oh my goodness that is crazy! And the American versus European coloring is horrible.

  5. Some of these were totally new to me! Drives me nuts that Europe outlaws so much garbage but here in the US we have it in all our foods!

  6. The worlds record for corn blew me away… Hope it was organic corn 🙂
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  7. what a fun read! The decaf coffee note was a great reminder.
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  8. I got a few fun facts, cochineal also known as red dye #40 and #3 comes from beetles, castoreum commonly labeled as natural flavor comes from a breaver’s anal gland. This is in america, I’m not sure about other countries.

  9. I will never look at Graham crackers the same way again…

  10. #15 works for onions, too.

  11. OK That’s pretty disgusting Autumn!

  12. Good to know. I’ll have to give it a try John. Thanks.

  13. I know. Me too Anne.

  14. Thanks Emily. Glad you enjoyed!

  15. I can’t even imagine eating that much corn Leigh. I’m guessing it wasn’t organic 🙂

  16. I know Diane, me too. Such a terrible double standard.

  17. I know Green Bean. Pretty disgusting.

  18. It was actually fun coming up with the list Betsy. Let me know what you find with your olive oil!

  19. Hi Lori. You have succeeded. My socks are officially knocked off! The whole corn thing in the soda I believe is just so weird. Although here in Australia we call soda ‘soft drink’. 🙂
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  20. Amazing post about these 15 food facts that will knock your socks off. It’s really a great information. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Hi,

    Thank for this great information. At least I already know that some of the olive oil in the market are not pure. How do I know if they are hundred percent olive oil?

  24. Hello,

    I always put lemon in my drinking water. Aside from having a fresh taste water, it helps the skin get rid of blemishes and wrinkles.

  25. Thanks for the tip, Wendy!

  26. This article contains great information about the food we eat and how it is made. It makes you wonder why there is a difference in food coloring used in the breakfast bars? I loved the fun facts about the corn. And yuck, not a fan of high fructose corn syrup, so Coke is off my soda list.

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