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Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 5
03/02/2017 - 09:38
In the week where Beyonce set a new Instagram record with her pregnancy announcement, we found some food facts.
Written by Andrew McClean
Did you know that half of the world’s blackcurrant crop is grown in Scotland, equalling around 150 different species and they’re all named after mountains, including Ben Hope, Ben Gairn and Ben Alder.
Peppers have long been known for their versatility but this one may have passed you by; they can actually promote blood clotting and help heal wounds. Scientists say sprinkling cayenne pepper over a flesh wound acts as a natural gauze and it’s remarkable a powers don’t stop there. Eating them can also help blood clot and stabilises blood pressure. Forget the apple a day, go for the spice!
It’s time to purchase some new wedding attire because everyone’s favourite M&S birthday cake, Colin the Caterpillar, is getting married! M&S have created two wedding edition cakes to celebrate the marriage of Colin and Connie. You are cordially invited to the marriage of Colin and Connie but remember, this isn’t just any wedding, it’s a Marks & Spencer wedding!
Trying to smuggle Kinder Eggs into the US could land you with a fine up to $1,200 (£958) per egg. They are banned as they are considered a chocking hazard and in 2011, US customs confiscated 60,000 of them.
Tomatoes can keep longer if you store them with their stem down.