Monday, April 28, 2008

Fun Food Facts

Pineapples are classified as berries. I couldn't find anything to support this. But I do love pineapple.

The apricot can be traced back to China at least four thousand years ago, and it first appeared in Greek mythology as the "golden apple."

Two-thirds of the world's coffee comes from Brazil. While Brazil IS the largest coffee producer in the world, it is closer to 1/3rd and not 2.

One pound of tea can make nearly three hundred cups to drink. Yum. I like my tea iced with no sugar or lemon. During the winter I can be found with a hot cup of Eark Grey on occasion.

Whiskey was first brewed in the United States in 1640. It was made from a mixture of corn and rye.

Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of orchids. I did not know this, but looked it up and sure enough, it is true.

Chewing gum was created by the Mayans over 300 years ago. They boiled the sap of the sapodilla tree and chewed it. The Mayan civilization ended about 1200 years ago. While they did have this for hundreds of years before they met their demise, the greeks beat them to it around 2,000 years ago or more.

Milk is actually considered to be a food and not a beverage. I can buy this one.

The above all comes from Stop in and check it out if you want to kill some time and pick up some trivia. Red comments are mine.


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Anonymous said...

Guess what! Your mother knew that about vanilla!

Greg said...

I figured you would. At least I know what dredging is.