To start, here's a good, and interesting quote by Julia Child:
“Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.”
More fresh mangos are eaten every day than any other fruit in the world.
In modern times processed meats and poultry have been adulterated by injecting with water or treated with chemicals that cause the meat to absorb large amount of water to increase weight. - maybe those chicken breasts on sale really aren't a great value....
Modena Italy's balsamic vinegar is aged at least 6 to 12 years and some are aged for 50 to 100 years. As could be expected, these vinegars can be quite expensive, some costing over $200 per ounce.
Almost half the United States crop of barley is used for brewing beer and most of the rest is used for feeding livestock.
A Hummer H2 could be driven around the world 244 times on the excess calories Americans consume each year.
There are about 49 million bubbles in a 750ml bottle of champagne.
Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet!
Apples are more efficient than caffeine at waking you up in the morning
The first breakfast cereal ever produced was Shredded Wheat
Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.
There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
The USDA is allowed to regulate what constitutes organic food and when your milk is past due, but it does not have the authority to shut down a meat plant if they are selling tainted meat. If the USDA can't stop this, who does? No one, that's who.
Keep checking for another round of food facts in the future!