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    16 Interesting Food Facts That Made Me Go, "Wow, I Did NOT Know That!"

    Food for thought, eh?

    1. Coriander tastes like soap to some people, because of the presence of a few genes.

    A bunch of coriander

    2. The colour of honey may vary through the entire year, depending on the season and the flowers that blossom.

    Since honey relies on pollination and different flowers blossom in different seasons, the shades of the honey made by the same set of bees might change across months.

    3. Puffball mushrooms can reach a diameter of 150 centimetres and a weight of 20 kilograms!

    Puffball mushrooms are found in Europe and North America. They have no definite taste of their own, and absorb the flavours you're cooking them in.

    4. The Mayans used chocolate as currency.

    Chocolate bars and cacao beans

    5. The popular British breakfast / brunch dish, Kedgeree, has origins in our very own Khichri!

    A bowl of khichadi

    6. There's a reason why airplane food doesn't taste good. Your taste buds react differently because of dry air and a pressurised cabin.

    Food kept on a airplane tray

    7. Vodka is a great cleaner! It can get rid of scum, mildew, grease, dust, fingerprints, gross scents...and so much more.

    Vodka is a pretty inexpensive way to avoid harsh chemicals. Not to mention that it evaporates quickly and leaves no scent behind.

    8. There might be bugs in your favourite snacks. Carmine, a red dye, is made from crushed bugs! It's used in candies, sodas, ketchup, canned cherries, and red velvet cakes.

    Red velvet cupcakes

    9. Alphonso mangoes were introduced to India by the Portuguese.

    10. Horizontally sliced bread is a thing that exists. This looks like the grandma version of bread.

    11. The wasabi you're eating with your favourite sushi might actually be...coloured horseradish.

    Sushi and wasabi

    12. Toblerones can be this big!

    13. Want to test how fresh the eggs in your fridge are? Put them in a glass of cold water! Fresh eggs will sink, and any egg that floats needs to be in the garbage.

    Eggs in a carton

    14. Brown sugar and white sugar are the same.

    Brown sugar and white sugar candies

    15. Rajma Chawal would not have been a thing if kidney beans hadn't been brought to the Indian subcontinent from Mexico.

    16. And lastly, this is how pineapples grow.