5 Food Facts You Might Not Know

May 28, 2012 Comments Off

Even, after careful analysis of the ingredients, there are still something’s you may not know about the food you eat. Below are 5 food facts you may not be aware of.

One of the Most Expensive Foods in the World is Made Using Saliva

It seems that most of the most expensive and exceptional food items are made from mysterious ingredients. The Chinese nest bird soup is no different. The soup is a rare and expensive delicacy and is made from a particular type of nest which is created out of a bird’s saliva. This saliva is considered to be one of the most expensive animal food products available in the market.

The World’s Chocolate Supply Will End

Unfortunately, one of the sweetest treats in the world is set to run out. As a result of political and civil unrest in the Ivory Coast (which is where most of the world’s cocoa supply comes from), many cocoa farmers have migrated to other countries leaving cocoa production at an all time low.

Studies predict that the world’s chocolate supplies would end by the end of 2014.

Chocolate Is Very Healthy

New research shows that chocolate is remarkably beneficial. In fact, it is as healthy as eating a fruit. When chocolate was tested, analyzed and then compared to the juices of certain fruits such as pomegranate and blueberries, chocolate, specifically dark chocolate, was found to contain high concentrations of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are what help the human body develop antibodies to fight diseases. Antioxidants also prevent the appearance of wrinkles. If you want to benefit from eating chocolate, then consume only pure dark chocolate. The other processed types of chocolates do not offer much health benefits.

Chewing Coffee Beans Help Freshen Breath

When you want fresh breath, chewing coffee beans may not come to your mind; however, it might be just what you need. If you do not have a toothbrush or soft mint on hand, eating a few roasted coffee beans can help eliminate the bacteria that cause harmful breath. Other natural breath fresheners include mint leaves and parsley.

Food Can Legally Contain Traces of Hairs and Bugs

Many of us believe that our food is free from any kind of bugs and traces of hair; however, this may not be the case. In the United States, the FDA allows companies a certain amount of leniency when it comes to “natural defects” in food.

Simply put, this means that companies are allowed to put a certain number of bugs and hair into our food without getting into trouble with the law. For example, some chocolate products actually have traces of about 60 insect remain and 1 rodent hair per 100g bar. A citrus fruit juice bottle is allowed to contain at least 1 maggot per 250ml.

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