Mix Food Facts, Interesting and Delicious Information About Food:

Trail mix is a type of snack mix, specifically a combination of dried fruit, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a food to be taken along on hikes.

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  • The oldest evidence for soup is from 6,000 B.C. and calls for hippopotamus and sparrow meat.
  • Pringles once had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren't really potato chips.
  • Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.
  • Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
  • An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.
  • Consuming dairy may cause acne.

  • Most wasabi consumed is not real wasabi, but colored horseradish.
  • Central Appalachia's tooth decay problem is referred to as Mountain Dew mouth, due to the beverage's popularity in the region.
  • Apples belong to the rose family, as do pears and plums.
  • Oklahoma's state vegetable is the watermelon.
  • One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas.

  • About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.
  • Real aged balsamic vinegar actually costs anywhere from $75 to $400 or more.
  • Store bought 100% "real" orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.
  • The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000 and takes 72 hours to make.
  • The winner of the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest consumed 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
  • The Dunkin' Donuts in South Korea offer doughnut flavors such as Kimchi Croquette and Glazed Garlic.

  • Chocolate was once used as currency.
  • There is an amusement park in Tokyo that offers Raw Horse Flesh-flavored ice cream.
  • The tea bag was created by accident, as tea bags were originally sent as samples.
  • A Cinnabon Classic has less sugar than a 20-oz. bottle of Pepsi.
  • Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc., is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers.
  • Humans are born craving sugar.
  • Radishes are members of the same family as cabbages.
  • The red food-coloring carmine - used in Skittles and other candies - is made from boiled cochineal bugs, a type of beetle.

  • Casu Marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia that is purposely infested with maggots.
  • The softening agent L-cysteine - used in some bread - is made from human hair and duck feathers.
  • The potentially fatal brain mushroom is considered a delicacy in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the upper Great Lakes region of North America.
  • If improperly prepared, fugu, or puffer fish, can kill you since it contains a toxin 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide.
  • It is almost impossible to find out what all the ingredients are that Papa John's uses in its pizzas.

  • Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
  • Milt, which is a delicacy around the world, is fish sperm.
  • McDonald's sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
  • Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect.
  • Three plates of food at a Chinese buffet will net you about 3,000 calories.
  • To make jelly beans shiny, shellac is used, which is made from Kerria lacca insect excretions.
  • One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
  • Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, among other things.
  • Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars.
  • Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes.

  • No matter what color Fruit Loop you eat, they all taste the same.
  • The most expensive fruit in the world is the Japanese Yubari cantaloupe, and two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.
  • Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
  • When taken in large doses nutmeg works as a hallucinogen.
  • Eating bananas can help fight depression.
  • Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but rechristened by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. "Canola" is short for "Canadian oil."
  • Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.
  • Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
  • Chuck E. Cheese pizza restaurants were created by the inventor of the Atari video game system, Nolan Bushnell.

  • The twists in pretzels are meant to look like arms crossed in prayer.
  • "SPAM" is short for spiced ham.
  • To add nutrition, a lot of milk, juice, and yogurts enrich the food with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. In other words, your OJ contains fish oil.
  • There's an enzyme in pineapple called bromelain that helps to break down proteins and can also ruin your tastebuds.
  • Apples float in water, because 25% of their volume is made of air.
  • The popsicle was invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
  • Crackers, like Saltines, have small holes in them to prevent air bubbles from ruining the baking process.

  • The reason why peppers taste hot is because of a chemical compound called capsaicin, which bonds to your sensory nerves and tricks them into thinking your mouth is actually being burned.
  • One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water.
  • There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world, and if you tried a new variety each day, it would take you 20 years to try them all.
  • The most popular carrots used to be purple.