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25 Awesome Food Facts

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We LOVE food!

Making sure that everyone in our city has access to healthy food is what keeps us going!

Do you know any weird food facts that you like to share with friends when cooking, enjoying a meal together or just chatting? Most of us have a few of them up our sleeves.

Wow your friends with these 25 interesting food facts.

If you know some that we don’t – let us know in the comments!

  1. You can stop tearing up when cutting onions by biting a wooden spoon
  2. The Snickers bar was named after the inventor’s favourite horse
  3. Sugar is the only taste that humans are born craving
  4. Got hiccups? Try swallowing some sugar 
  5. The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia
  6. Ketchup was considered to be a medicine around 1835
  7. Cucumbers are 96% water
  8. Strawberries aren’t berries, but bananas are                           
  9. Almonds are a member of the peach family                  
  10.  Rice is the most commonly eaten food in the world
  11. One in every thirteen Canadians have a serious food allergy
  12. Durian is a fruit that smells so bad that it is banned in several public places in the world
  13. The largest pizza in the world measured 13,580.28 feet! 
  14. One Acerola Cherry contains 140% of your daily Vitamin C intake
  15. Onions have been a part of the human diet for more than 7,000 years
  16. Food Inc. is the most popular food documentary
  17.  Don’t like cilantro? It might be your genes making it taste like soap
  18. Only humans like spicy food 
  19. Brussels sprouts are the most hated food in the U.S.A
  20. There are 7500 varieties of apple in the world
  21. A bunch of bananas is called a hand and an individual banana is known as a finger
  22. The name pound cake comes from the original recipe which called for a pound of butter, sugar and eggs (EACH!)
  23. The hawaiian pizza was first served in Chatham, ON
  24. It is incredibly rare to find ketchup chips outside of Canada
  25. Canada produces 71% of the world’s pure maple syrup

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