Popular foods with secrets you can’t imagine

Popular foods with secrets you can't imagine

Have fun knowing the most surprising curiosities of some of the most famous foods.

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Certain foods regardless of whether they are natural or subjected to some type of processing, they hide some very curious stories Y fascinating. It is well known that the food industry is complex, in such a way that it is very simple to understand that certain foods host incredible stories and secrets. We invite you to know the more curious facts and unexpected about many popular and everyday consumer products.

1. Green, yellow and red peppers are not the same vegetable

It is very normal to classify peppers as the same Food group, however on many occasions they are not obtained from the same plant. Although many times green peppers are immature red peppers, in general they are peppers of all colors: oranges, yellows, greens and reds, they are unique variants, which are obtained from different plants and that are characterized by having different seeds and nutritional properties.

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2. Ketchup sauce was once believed to have medicinal properties

At the beginning of 19th century tomatoes became very popular in society, thanks to their medicinal properties. According to data revealed by Fast company a doctor from Ohio in the 1830s, started the belief about the curative benefits of consuming tomatoes to treat diarrhea and indigestion, publishing recipes to prepare a kind of tomato sauce which he soon turned into a pill.


3. Products like ranch dressing and coffee creamer contain toxins

There are many processed foods that are harmful to health, largely due to their high caloric intake and its content in saturated fats, added sugars, refined flours and preservatives. There is data that proves that products such as ranch dressing and coffee creamer may contain titanium dioxide, a toxic substance qIt can also be found in paint, plastic, and sunscreen. It is widely used in the food industry, so that certain products appear whiter. The reality is that the FDA considers it safe, however there is a research work that relates to inflammatory diseases of the intestine and certain types of cancer.

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4. A typical ear of corn has an even number of rows

There is nothing else exquisite and comforting what to eat one whole ear of corn, is one of the most consumed cereals in United States and an emblematic ingredient in barbecues. They are not only delicious, the ears of corn usually have an even number of rows and that is usually a total of 16.

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5. A hamburger can be made with hundreds of different beef meats

We all love to give ourselves a occasional taste with a good hamburger, not in vain is one of the fast foods most famous in the world. According to information revealed by the Washington Post, most burgers are almost always a mix of many cows. And this data does not only refer to the variants that are served in the main fast-food chains, including ground beef that we buy in the supermarket is made with a collection of various muscle tissues.

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6. It is possible to turn peanut butter into diamonds

The scientists of Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany, they discovered a fascinating fact about the peanut butter and is related to your carbon wealth. In such a way that it is possible to convert a simple jar of any brand of peanut butter, in diamonds. Based on the references you have on hand, all you need to do is extract oxygen from carbon dioxide found in the peanut paste and then exert a immense pressure on the carbon left. Do you think it is possible?

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7. White chocolate is not really chocolate

If you are one of those who considers white chocolate as your favorite variant, it’s a shame to tell you that it’s not about chocolate. Despite its name, white chocolate actually does not contain any real chocolate component, it is a sweet that is made up of a mixture of sugar, dairy products, vanilla, lecithin, and cocoa butter, no chocolate solids. In such a way that it has nothing to do with him pure chocolate, nor does it contribute its antioxidant and medicinal properties.

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