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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 42

30th Oct 2020 - 08:51
fun friday food facts, vol. 42
The clocks have been safely put back an hour and we should be readying ourselves for the traditional autumn events of Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night – pumpkin lanterns, bonfires and fireworks. However, a certain virus is forcing most of us to change plans.

Some things, though, do not change and we’ve got our regular helping of food facts for you:

•    Capsaicin, an active compound found in chilli peppers, may burn and irritate the flesh of animals but birds are immune to its effects
•    Lloyd Groff Copeman invented the first rubber ice cube tray in 1933
•    Windsor Red cheese gets its colour and flavour from the tomato that is added
•    The premium West End food shop Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented the Scotch egg in 1738
•    To turn a plain martini into a dirty martini, simply add a little of the olive juice as well as an olive


Written by
David Foad