Fun Friday Food Facts 2018 Vol.20

18/05/2018 - 09:50
This week's Fun Friday Food Facts are in celebration of National Vegetarian Week (14-20 May).
  • Ants don’t like cucumber peel, which contains a chemical called an unsaturated aldehyde that they will avoid at all costs. If you have an ant problem in your house, simply place strips of cucumber peel along their entry point
  • Every year, just one person who sticks to a vegetarian diet will save an entire acre of trees
  • Eating asparagus before and after drinking alcohol can have beneficial effects. If you’re planning a night out on the tiles, eating the veg before you start drinking could help to protect your liver. The minerals and acids it contains not only protect the liver from toxins, but the enzymes can help break down the alcohol and alleviate hangovers
  • Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian
  • Vegetarianism has roots in ancient India. In fact, currently 70% of the world’s vegetarians are Indian, and there are more vegetarians in India than any other country in the world

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