Fun Friday Food Facts 2019 Vol. 29

Fun Friday Food Facts 2019 Vol. 29
23/08/2019 - 05:00
It's Friday, so you know what that means? It's time for our weekly dose of Friday Food Facts. Vote for your favourite on twitter: @CSCMag.
  • Spam is short for spiced Ham. Spam was first produced in 1937 and Hormel Foods provided 15 million cans of food to Allied troops every week during World War Two.
  • We are eating 900% more broccoli than we did 20 years ago.
  • Lobsters were originally served as prison food and regarded as food for the poor because they were so plentiful.
  • Pheasant contains one third more protein and one third less cholesterol than chicken.
  • Raw Oysters are still alive when you eat them. Luckily for them they can’t feel pain because they don’t have a central nervous system.
  • M & M stands for Mars and Murrie- who invented the chocolate candy in 1941.
  • ‘A ping’ is a local dish in Cambodia where they deep fry tarantulas and eat them.
  • The Persians and the Romans considered almonds to be a fertility charm.

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