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    Just 27 (Legit Interesting) Food Facts That I Think About Constantly

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    1. A single spaghetti noodle is called a spaghetto.

    2. The all-time bestselling food items at Costco are rotisserie chicken, bacon, and food court hot dogs.

    3. Fruity Pebbles are just grains of white rice that have been flattened and puffed up again.

    4. This is how quinoa grows.

    A large quinoa plant — with the quinoa growing similar to a flower.

    5. McDonald's fries were cooked in beef fat until 1990.

    6. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous in large doses.

    A pile of fresh rhubarb with leaves visible

    7. Raw cashew shells are poisonous too.

    Unshelled cashews going down an assembly line

    8. Glass Gem corn!! It exists. 😍

    Harvested our first corn of this season. I’m blown away!!!

    Via Twitter: @watermicrobe

    Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes spent years breeding the colorful corn as a way to reconnect with his heritage.

    9. Mahogany cake was America's first chocolate cake — though it's been largely forgotten since.

    Slice of mahogany cake with creamy frosting

    10. Reese's Pieces have a different filling than Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

    11. Pineapples can take two to three years to grow.

    A pineapple growing on a farm

    12. It can take at least three years for a vanilla plant to produce its first vanilla bean.

    A pile of vanilla bean pods

    13. Asparagus grows straight outta the ground.

    White asparagus growing out of the ground

    14. Asparagus can also get ridiculously big.

    absolutely infuriated by how large asparagus grows if it’s not properly harvested

    Via Twitter: @girlfr0g

    15. In 2018, Butterfinger changed its recipe.

    Two Butterfinger bars next to each other, one in the old packaging, and one in the new

    16. Ritter chocolate bars were invented to be square so they could fit into jacket pockets without breaking.

    A grocery store shelf display of Ritter chocolate bars

    17. Cilantro and fresh coriander are the same thing.

    18. Peaches and nectarines are basically the same, too.

    Peaches and nectarines next to each other

    19. Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi all come from the same plant.

    Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower all next to each other

    20. Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish have the same base.

    A bag of Sour Patch Kids and a bag of Swedish Fish next to each other

    21. Allspice isn't a mix of other spices.

    A container of ground allspice

    22. Jam is made with fruit — and jelly is made with fruit juice.

    23. One of the most bizarre food-related disasters in history was the Great Molasses Flood in Boston.

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    In 1919, a storage tank that contained more than 2 million gallons of molasses exploded. It flooded Boston streets, crushed buildings, and killed 21 people and injured 150 more.

    24. The same guy invented Cool Whip, Pop Rocks, and Tang.

    A tub of Cool Whip, a container of Tang, and packets of Pop Rocks all next to each other

    25. A few years ago, Nabisco redesigned its famous animal crackers box after PETA flagged it.

    Boxes of Nabisco Animal crackers next to each other, one in the old packaging, and one in the new

    26. On Sesame Street, Cookie Monster's cookies are actually painted rice cakes.

    Cookie Monster eating a cookie, as shown on 'Sesame Street'

    27. And lastly, too much nutmeg can get you high.

    Container of ground nutmeg