Posts tagged ‘food facts’

May 5, 2014

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Americans consume up to 81 million avocados on Cinco de Mayo.

Source: http://www.hlntv.com

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April 19, 2014

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 Consecrated eggs were used by Christians in church ceremonies until the 4th century, when eggs became forbidden during Lent.  However as spring was the peak laying time for hens there was an excess of eggs.  This led to the practice of hard boiling and decorating them in bright colors as a gift for children on Easter Sunday, the end of the Lenten fasting.

Source: http://www.cadburyworld.co.uk

April 18, 2014

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Ham come to be the traditional favorite for Easter dinner because in pre-refrigeration days, hogs were slaughtered in the fall and cured for six to seven months. Just in time for Easter.

Source: http://www.weirdfacts.com

December 7, 2013

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 In the early 18th century, fruitcake was outlawed in Europe, where it was proclaimed “sinfully rich”.  The law was eventually repealed since fruitcake had become an important part of tea time, particularly in England.

Source: www.recipes.howstuffworks.com

November 18, 2013

nov18If you were to stacked up all the cans of cranberry sauce bought last Thanksgiving if would stand twice as tall as the Empire State Building.

Source: www.FreshDirect.com

October 24, 2013

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The first candy apple was created in 1908 by William Kolb of Newark, New Jersey.   Kolb a candy maker was looking for ways to expand sales of his red cinnamon candy during the Christmas season and used an apple on a stick as a way to display the brightly colored candy in the shop window.  It didn’t take long for the new treat to take off and soon he was selling thousands of them each year.

Source: www.fillyourplate.org

August 23, 2013

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You’re a Real Peach originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.

Source: www.factmonster.com

August 15, 2013

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Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.

Source: www.snapple.com