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Saturday, January 16, 2010

10 Fun Food Facts of the Day

It's that time again. It's fun food facts time!!!!! I love doing these. It's been a while since I've posted a set, so here we go. Enjoy!!


one - 
The world record for eating cheesecake is 11 pounds eaten in nine minutes – by Sonya Thomas, who weighs 105 pounds.


two - 
The smaller the size of a berry, the sweeter its taste


three -
Popcorn has been around for 6,000 years.


four - 
The “special sauce” in a Big Mac is actually thousand island dressing.


five - 
If you could eat only one vegetable for the rest of your life, eat spinach; it’s one of the highest ranking vegetables as far as overall antioxidant capacity, yet so versatile in recipes.


six - 
Whenever a recipe for cake or muffins calls for oil, applesauce can be substituted.
seven - 
The first breakfast cereal ever produced was Shredded Wheat


eight - 
The average person eats almost 1500 pounds of food a year

 
nine -
Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented in 1889, was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially.


ten -
The first Oreo was sold in 1912.



Resources: 
http://www.brighthub.com/health/diet-nutrition/articles/31918.aspx
http://www.nms.on.ca/Elementary/fun_food_facts.htm
http://www.bitoffun.com/fun_facts_food.htm

20 comments:

Laura said...

HA! love your factoids!

notjustmedical said...

I didn't know shredded wheat was the first cereal, I thought it was Kelloggs cornflakes! Cool facts.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Donna-FFW said...

That was so interesting.. popcorn 6000 yrs old, get out!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Great post. Love Sonya, truly she is a food hero.
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

Bob said...

Love it. I missed these!

teresa said...

these are so fun! how come a 105 lb girl can get away with that much cheesecake, just not fair, lol!

Elra said...

#3, I didn't know that. Pretty cool, huh?

Dawn said...

11 pounds of cheesecake? damn

Mary said...

That's a lot of cheesecake. I loved this post. Please do more.

Catherine said...

Interesting facts Jenn! Great post! :)

Sook said...

#8 SHOCKING!!! Ooh, thanks for the info about applesauce!

theUngourmet said...

Very fun foodie facts!! Loved the oreo fact! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

So much fun! :)

Happy Weekend!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Why is it the tiny ones who can eat food so fast???

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

11 pounds of cheesecake? That's amazing.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Fun facts! I need to try substituting applesauce for oil more often... I always seem to forget that one. Thanks for the reminder!

OysterCulture said...

Wow, you are full of awesome info - feel like I gained a few IQ points there.

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