Most of the time we eat and pass, but some foods hold very interesting secrets. Some of these secrets really are “No More!” weird enough to say. For example, what would you think if we told you that cayenne pepper does not burn your mouth? What if we told you that a vegetable in every home can absorb and reflect Wi-Fi signals? Sounds incredible, right? Here are some weird facts that will surprise you…
When you think of salmon, you think of a pink fish, but actually farmed salmon has white flesh. Salmon producers add vegetable dyes called carotenoids to fish food to achieve this color. Natural salmon, on the other hand, is pink in color because it eats a lot of shrimp.
Lately, we have become accustomed to seeing purple carrots, which are also the raw material of turnip juice, in the market, but still, when we think of carrots, we think of an orange vegetable. However, according to the National Carrot Museum in England, true carrots were a purple-colored, wispy white root vegetable. A genetic mutation in the late 16th century created orange carrots. Who knew this color would outweigh the original?
Natural honey has a very low moisture content and a very high acid content. Because of these two properties, bacteria die as soon as they form in a tightly closed honey jar. This means that honey never goes bad. This is the secret of the edible state of the 3,000-year-old honey that archaeologists found in the Egyptian pyramids. In addition, honey, salt, sugar and raw rice never go bad.
Like humans, potatoes can absorb and reflect wireless internet signals due to the large amount of water and chemicals they contain. Boeing even placed a sack of potatoes on the seats while testing wireless internet service on airplanes in 2012.
When cranberries are ripe, they can bounce like a ball. This is a maturity test that farmers and consumers can easily use. Crane that doesn’t jump means it’s not ready to be eaten.
Have you ever eaten raw oysters? If you have eaten, you should know that the oysters are still alive at that time. Because oysters begin to spoil as soon as they die, they are served almost raw. However, oysters do not have a central nervous system, so they do not feel pain.
For a while, people thought tomatoes were poisonous. In 18th century England, the tomato was called the “poison apple” because aristocrats often fell ill and died when they ate tomatoes. But the reason for this was not only the tomatoes, but also the dishes used by the aristocrats. The acid from the tomato exposed the lead in these lead and tin alloy dishes, causing poisoning.
If you can’t taste the pineapple after eating something else, it means the buds on your tongue are damaged. But don’t be alarmed right away, because this effect only lasts a few hours. The reason for this is the substance bromelain in the pineapple, which plays a role in the dissolution of proteins.
As kids they used to say that if we ate too much sugar our teeth would rot, but some foods are even more harmful to the teeth. Crackers for example… Because acid has a more corrosive effect on teeth than sugar. The crackers you eat stick to your teeth as you chew them, creating a very suitable environment for bacteria to live happily ever after.
About 1800 liters of water are used to make one hamburger. Because it takes about 8000 liters of water to produce 500 grams of beef. This amount includes the water needed to grow the grains and grasses needed to feed the calf, as well as the water the animal drinks and the water used in the hamburger manufacturing process.
We see expressions like “natural fruit flavor, natural vanilla flavor” on the packaging of ready-to-eat ice cream and many similar foods. However, these flavors can be produced by using the glands of some animals, such as beavers, and strawberries may not have gone into the strawberry ice cream you eat.
According to a study conducted at Harvard University in 2015, people who eat spicy and hot meals almost every day have a 14 percent lower risk of death than those who eat these meals once a week. But that doesn’t mean eating spicy foods will extend your lifespan. It means that you are less likely to die from various diseases compared to those who do not consume herbs alone.
Cars and fruit smoothies also have one thing in common. Both are polished with a substance called carnauba wax to make their exterior surfaces shine. Titanium dioxide, which is found in sunscreens and paints and gives these products their white color, can also be found from time to time in salad dressings and coffee creamers.
Scientists at Bayreisches Geoinstitut in Germany discovered that peanut butter can be turned into diamonds thanks to the very high amount of carbon it contains. All you have to do is remove the oxygen from the carbon dioxide molecules in the peanut butter and put the remaining carbon under very high pressure.