Who doesn’t love food, especially when there is so much out there to explore for a foodie? From different cultural foods to universal cuisines, food is the one thing that brings people together. Plus, food lovers not only love food, but they also love learning about it.
That being said, here are some fun food-related facts you must know.
1. Eskimos use a refrigerator to stop their food from freezing
Isn’t the whole point of having a refrigerator to keep the food inside it chilled? Apparently not–in the arctic, the Eskimos use a refrigerator in order to keep their food from freezing beyond a certain limit. Since the fridge maintains a certain temperature, it easily stops the environmental conditions from affecting the food, which includes keeping the food relatively “warm” in the arctic regions.
2. Regularly eating fast food damages your liver
Who doesn’t love the tempting smell of French fries and fried chicken? But eating fast food on a daily basis might not be the best for your body. It is reported that consuming fast food daily can lead to changes that can have a signifiant negative impact on your life and liver–some have proclaimed this eating habit to be almost as dangerous as hepatitis.
3. A lot of Nutella is sold in one year
And by a lot, we mean A LOT. The amount of Nutella that is sold annually is enough to cover the Great Wall of China 8 times or better yet, it could circle the world 1.8 times. Isn’t that an absolutely crazy statistic? What’s even crazier is that this number weighs just as much as the Empire State Building.
4. Goat meat is the most popular meat
When it comes to red meat that is consumed all over the world, goat meat takes the cake for being the most popular one. Statistically speaking, goat meat accounts for 70% of all the red meat consumed all over the world.
5. It’s illegal to throw away food in Seattle
Why waste good food? In 2015, Seattle passed a law stating that every person must compost their food and paper or else risk being slapped with a hefty fine. Under this law, businesses such as restaurants and eateries are fined $50 per dumpster while single-family homes are charged $1 for every infraction.
6. California is the 5th largest food supplier globally
Even though the farms of California have to deal with droughts on a regular basis, the state has still managed to become one of the leading water users in the US, which is used for irrigation to grow crops.
So, what do you think about these food facts?