The Surprising World Of Food

15:44' 04-09-2018
Although we pay most attention to the taste and goodness of the food we eat, it is a strange world with many unusual corners.

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    • Apples, pears and plums all belong to the rose family.

    • There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world. If you tried a new apple each day, it would take you 20 years to try them all.

    • Apples float in water, because 25% of their volume is air.

    • The most popular carrots used to be purple.

    • Namja Town, an amusement park in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, sells Raw Horse Flesh flavoured ice cream.

    • Coconut water can be used as blood plasma in an emergency.

    • A single hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.

    • Three plates of Chinese food will provide about 3,000 calories.

    • The most expensive fruit in the world is the Yubari cantaloupe, grown on the Japanese island Hokkaido. In May this year, two of the melons were sold at auction for nearly US$30,000.

    • Castoreum, used as vanilla flavouring in candies, baked goods, chewing gum and other foods, is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers.

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