Now, these food facts may just fascinate you, especially for those on vacation. Plus, you might find one or two so adorable that you’ll go out for dinner next time (though I’m not sure if your guests will agree to any of them).
1. One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is peas. Yes, a small green pea. Well, did you know those peas pack a pretty powerful punch? (many p)
Not only are they a great source of protein, but they contain vitamin K, manganese, thiamine, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus and folate. But the real power of them is that they have a lot of potent antioxidants, including large amounts of polyphenol called coumestrol – it just might reduce the risk of stomach cancer. So don’t just screw those peas on your plate – dive into them and enjoy their nutritional power.
2: When you buy olive oil, you may not get exactly what you think. About 70% of the olive oil sold is actually not pure. This is not the case when other oils are added, but labels suggest you are getting “pure” or first pressed, and this is the best oil you can get. In fact, that pure oil has a pepper taste, so manufacturers would rather sell you a smooth pepper-free oil, so it needs to be processed more. Occasionally, the oil will include extra virgin olive oil Lampante, which is actually the lowest quality virgin olive oil and is unsuitable for human consumption. In fact, it was originally used as lamp oil, but apparently it takes away that peppery flavor.
If you really want the “good things” then you have to do your homework – like me, I prefer not to use oil – it’s still processed food.
3. Did you realize that store-bought 100% “real” orange juice is actually 100% artificially flavored like oranges? You see you make orange juice at home, do you squeeze oranges correctly? To do this commercially, you squeeze the oranges, but then you have to remove the oxygen. This is because you need a fluid that you will hold for up to a year without getting damaged. But now there is no taste, so they are back to the artificial taste.
4. Prepare for it if you are from the West. There is a theme park in Tokyo, Japan, where you can taste Raw Horse Flesh ice cream. I’m kidding, you are not, there are real chunks of horse in this ice cream. Other flavors on offer include cow tongue, octopus and squid.
5. How is your love for cheese? i hope you are vegan and will not eat it but if you do. this will tickle the back of your throat. Casu Marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia intentionally contaminated by tycoons. Casu Marzu literally means “rotten cheese” and is classified as the world’s most dangerous cheese.
It is made from sheep’s milk, soaked in brine, smoked and left to mature, not covered. This allows the cheese flies to lay eggs inside. Eggs hatch thousands of white translucent chips and, when fed with cheese, produce enzymes that stimulate fermentation and cause the fat to break down.
The locals will tell you that spicy, creamy cheese can only be eaten if the tycoons are still moving, because after the death of the thorns, the cheese has gone bad – decomposed to being too toxic for human consumption. It is actually declared illegal and not in line with EU hygiene standards – ha – I wonder why ????
So, you have 5 fascinating food facts – believe me you liked it.