Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 7

Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 7
17/02/2017 - 10:19
In the week where Adele won all the Grammys, we found some 'multi-awarding winning' food facts of our own.

Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain. It also has more iron than eggs or roast beef. It has more fibre than pretzels or potato chips

Aside from their powerful zesty fragrance, lemons possess another power – electricity. If you insert copper – usually a penny – or zinc into the lemon a chemical reaction between the metal and lemon’s acidic juice produces a small electrical current, enough to power a small LED. But don’t get too excited at the prospect of saving money on your energy bill. It would take 21,459 lemons to light a light bulb.
 
Do you know which is the only vegetable that is also a flower? – Broccoli, now who gave their partner a bouquet of Broccoli this Valentine’s day?

To make food look good in adverts, mashed potato is often used as an ice cream substitute, motor oil is used as a stand in for maple syrup and glue is used as a stand in for milk and yoghurt.

90% of the licorice used as flavouring is used to flavour tobacco rather than sweets. In fact licorice sweets contain only small amounts of it, or sometimes none at all, with anise used instead as the main flavour ingredient.

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