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Fun Friday Food Facts Vol. 4

14th Aug 2015 - 10:37
Fun Friday Food Facts Vol. 4
It’s everybody’s favourite time of the week! Here are some Fun Friday Food Facts to get you over the line at the end of a long week. Let us know what your favourite is or if you think you can do better…

Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee. The natural sugar in an apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee.

Nutmeg can get you high! It contains myristicin, a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if ingested in large doses. The buzz can last one to two days and can be hallucinogenic, much like LSD.

The TomTato plant produces both tomatoes and potatoes.

The quinine in tonic water causes it to glow bright blue under a black light.

Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food around the world is wasted, according to a new UN report. If that were reduced by only a quarter it would be enough to feed the 795m people globally who suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition.

Written by
PSC Team