When you think of salmon, a pink fish comes to mind, but in fact, farmed salmon have white meat. Salmon producers add dyestuffs called carotenoids, obtained from plants, to the fish’s feed to achieve this color. Natural salmon is pink in color because it eats plenty of shrimp.
Every banana you eat is actually a clone. Although there are 1000 different types of banana around the world, that yellow fruit we know as banana today is genetic clones of the Cavendish species. Because this species, which is more resistant than other banana species, does not have a core and therefore needs to be cloned in order to reproduce. Scientists have recently made worried statements that bananas lacking genetic diversity could become extinct.
The burning of your mouth when you eat hot peppers is a mental reaction, not a physical reaction. The capsaicin substance in the peppers attaches to the pain sensors in your nerves and causes you to feel pain. Your brain thinks you are eating something hot and commands you to sweat to lower your body temperature and your face turns red. In fact, there is neither a burning nor an increase in temperature.
For a time, people thought tomatoes were poisonous. In 18th century England, tomatoes were called “poison apples” because aristocrats often fell ill and died when they ate tomatoes. But the reason for this was not tomatoes alone, but the plates used by aristocrats. The acid of the tomato exposed the lead in these plates made of lead and tin alloy and caused poisoning.
Potatoes can absorb and reflect wireless internet signals, just like humans, because of the high amount of water they contain and the chemicals in their structure. In fact, Boeing firm placed a sack of potatoes on the seats while testing the wireless internet service on airplanes in 2012.
The ancient Aztec civilization is the human community that consumed chocolate for the first time in history. However, it does not stop there. The Aztecs also used cocoa beans as their currency, the International Cocoa Organization reported. People living under Aztec rule paid their taxes in cocoa.
According to a study conducted at Harvard University in 2015, the risk of death for those who eat spicy and hot meals almost every day is 14 percent lower than those who consume these meals once a week. However, this does not mean that spicy foods increase your food life. It means that you are less likely to die from various diseases than those who do not only consume spices.
If you eat more than two tablespoons of nutmeg, you may experience nausea, dizziness, slowed brain function, and hallucinations.