Consider yourself a foodie? Bet you didn’t know all these food facts.
- The red food dye in Skittles is made from boiled beetles. It’s called carminic acid, or carmine, and it’s also in maraschino cherries, lipstick, and more.
- The same wax used to coat cars is used to coat gummy bears. Gummies get their shine from carnauba wax, the same thing they use to make vehicles shiny.
- Double-dipping doesn’t actually spread any more germs than dipping just once. Forget what you heard on “Seinfeld,” according to “Mythbusters,” only minimal amounts of bacteria get back to the dip, no matter if it’s your first or second dip.
- Potatoes can absorb and reflect Wi-Fi. Get this, our favorite starchy veggie can absorb and reflect radio and wireless signals because they have high water content and chemical makeup.
- Most wasabi eaten in the U.S. is not real, it’s made of colored horseradish. It seems the cultivation of real wasabi is difficult and expensive, and apparently we can’t tell the difference.
- All bananas are clones. The Cavendish banana is the one we eat and love and it was mass-produced because it doesn’t have seeds and can survive longer than other varieties.
- Scientists know how to turn peanut butter into diamonds - Because peanut butter is so rich in carbon, scientists in Germany figured out how to turn it into diamonds. Take that almond butter.