10 Fun Food Facts

Pound Cake

Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which required a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar and flour.

Cranberries

Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.

Pea Pizza

One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas.

Accidental Tea

The tea bag was accidentally created, as tea bags were originally sent as samples.

Are you nuts?

Peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re legumes

Sickly Sweet

Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.

Pretzel Bending

The twists in pretzels are meant to look like arms crossed in prayer.

You’re on my nerves

The reason peppers taste so hot is because they contain a chemical compound called capsaicin, which bonds to your sensory nerves and tricks them into thinking your mouth is actually being burned.

I’ll drink to that

The cucumber is one of the most hydrating foods to eat, as it is made up of 96% water.

Fruit or nuts?

Almonds are a member of the peach family.