15th Jul 2022 - 06:00
With the UK experiencing hot weather at the moment we have found some cool food facts for you to enjoy.
- Ambergris, a substance found in the digestive tract of sperm whales, was used by Lady Anne Franshawe in her cookery book in 1665 for an ice cream recipe.
- In traditionally hot countries many people eat spicy food, which helps bring their temperature down in a process known scientifically as ‘gustatory facial sweating’. The food makes the body perspire, and as that evaporates it cools them down.
- In Korea when it’s hot, they stick with their noodles, serving them in a cold broth with ice cubes in a dish known as Naengmyeon.
- One of the most popular summer drinks in India is lassi, which is made from yogurt and not only cools the stomach but rehydrates and is full of the minerals that can be lost through sweating.
- A ripe tomato is actually 94% water, cauliflower is 87% and melon is 90%.
- Acai bowls are popular on the beaches of Brazil to beat the heat. They are made from frozen, mashed acai berries blended with bananas, milk, nuts and other fruit.
- The frappé is the most popular coffee drink in Greece and it was invented by a man in 1957 who couldn’t find any hot water to make coffee.