Did you know that honey is made out of nectar and bee vomit? Here are 10 more unbelievable facts about food you probably eat every day:
Unbelievable Facts about Food
1 The world’s most expensive pizza costs $12,000 and takes 72 hours to prepare. It is topped with bufala mozzarella, three types of caviar, lobster from Norway and Cilento, and a light dust of pink Australian sea-salt from the Murray River.
2 Chocolate was once used as currency by the Aztecs who traded for it and demanded it as tribute.
3 Approximately 70% of the olive oil in the market is not pure.
4 The red food color used in Skittles is made by boiling a type of beetle called the cochineal bug.
5 Apples, plums and pears belong to the rose family.
6 Ketchup was used to treat diarrhea, aggressive bilious attacks, and indigestion in the 1800s.
7 Your acne is probably caused by consuming dairy.
8 Coconut water is identical to and can be used as human blood plasma.
9 The first soup recipe was made from hippopotamus and sparrow meat 6,000 years ago.
10 Peanuts are not, in fact, nuts. In actuality, they are considered legumes.
11 Nutmeg can be used as a hallucinogen. People ingest it in high doses as an unconventional way of getting high, which is referred to as a “nutmeg high”. However, you wouldn’t want to partake — it will give you nasty side-effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea half an hour afterwards.
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