Useless but interesting facts on food:
April 20, 2007 6:21pm CST
I never knew that learning of food could be so interesting. Just check out what I've found. The cashew is part of a fruit that grows in tropical regions called 'a cashew apple'. After harvesting, the cashew apple keeps for only 24 hours before the soft fruit deteriorates. The cashew apple is not commercially important since it spoils quickly, but local people love the fruit. To harvest the nut, the ripe apple is allowed to fall to the ground where natives easily gather it. The apple and nut are separated. I love to eat cashews all the time, and I never knew where they came from until I found this. Did you know? This one is real interesting. An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this - pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet. And this one is sure to gross you out. In South Africa, termites are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like pretzels or popcorn. For decades, there's been a hard-fought and usually close battle between Coke and Pepsi in the United States...with each claiming some regional pockets of leadership. But globally it's no contest - Coca-Cola sales far outstrip sales of Pepsi-Cola internationally. So now we finally know the truth. I do like coke better then pepsi. How about You? And did you know, carbonated water, the main ingredient found in soda can eliminate lime, talc, even other hard minerals. I know this will come in handy where I live. Around here it is very common to have to deal with lime in the water. It is a constant hassle having to clean the coffee pot and such all the time due to the lime. Well, so here's the question. What do you think of all these facts? Did you know this of cashews, an onion and an apple can both taste sweet with your nose plugged, or even the fact of carbonated soda?