April 17, 2009 § Leave a comment
Just some mindless Friday food trivia to help us get to the weekend!
Did you know celery has negative calories? Yup, it takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has calories.
Cabbage is 91% water.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top. (Who discovered this one????)
Boiling the cork for a few minutes makes it easier to place it back into a wine bottle.
The flavor “bubblegum” is a combination of wintergreen, vanilla and cassia, a form of cinnamon.
Pineapples are classified as berries.
The most widely eaten fish in the world is a Herring.
No parts of a banana is used to make banana oil, which is a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, is named for its banana-like aroma. (I remember the entire O-Chem lab class sniffing this stuff.)
The literal meaning of the Italian word linguine is “little tongues.”
That’s it for this Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!