Five Fascinating Food Facts That Are Weird

Now, these food facts just might keep you amused, especially for those of you on holiday. Besides you'll find one or two so fascinating that you're going to trot them out next time you're out for dinner, (although I'm unsure if your guests will approve of a few of them.)

1. In Brazil one among the foremost popular pizza toppings is peas. Yes, the small garden pea . Well, did you recognize those peas pack a reasonably powerful punch? (lots of p's)

They are not only an excellent protein source but they have vitamin K , manganese, thiamin, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus and folate. However, their real superpower is that they need a myriad of potent antioxidants including high amounts of a polyphenol called coumestrol - this just may lower your risk of stomach cancer. So don't just roll those peas around on your plate - dive into them and luxuriate in their nutritional power.

2: once you buy Virgin vegetable oil you'll not be getting exactly what you think that . Yup about 70% of the vegetable oil sold isn't actually pure. it isn't that there's another oil added, but the labels lead you to believe you're getting 'virgin' or the initial pressing and that is the simplest oil to urge . Now, in fact, that pure oil features a peppery taste then the manufacturers would rather sell you oil that's smooth without the pepper - therefore it must be processed more. Sometimes the oil will include Lampante Virgin vegetable oil which is, in fact, rock bottom grade of virgin vegetable oil and really not fit human consumption. In fact, it had been originally used as kerosene but apparently, it takes that peppery taste away.

If you actually want the 'good stuff' then you would like to try to to your homework - as on behalf of me , I'd rather not use oil in the least - it's still a processed food.

3. Did you realise that store-bought 100% 'real' fruit juice is basically 100% artificially flavoured to taste like oranges? You see to form fruit juice reception you only squeeze the oranges right? Well to form it commercially you squeeze the oranges on the other hand you've got to strip out the oxygen and that is because you would like the liquid to stay for up to a year without spoiling. But now there is no flavour, in order that they put the synthetic flavour back in.

4. Get prepared for this one if you're from the West. there's an funfair in Tokyo, Japan that gives Raw Horse Flesh flavoured ice-cream. I kid you not - there are actual chunks of horse during this ice-cream. And other flavours on offer are cow tongue, octopus and squid.

5. How's your love of cheese? hopefully, you're vegan and do not eat it - but if you are doing . this is often getting to tickle the rear of your throat. Casu Marzu may be a cheese found in Sardinia that's purposely infested with maggots. Casu Marzu literally translates to 'rotten cheese' and it's classified because the world most dangerous cheese.

It's made up of sheep's milk, soaked in brine, smoked and left to ripen outside within the open, uncovered which allows cheese flies to get eggs inside it. The eggs hatch into thousands of white transparent maggots and by feeding on the cheese they produce enzymes that promote fermentation and cause fats that make the cheese decompose.

Locals will tell you the spicy, creamy cheese is merely okay to eat if the maggots are still moving because once the maggots are dead the cheese has gone bad - decayed to some extent that it's too toxic for human consumption. It's actually been declared illegal and not in compliance with EU hygienic standards - ha - i'm wondering why????

So there you've got the 5 fascinating food facts - trust you've got enjoyed.

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