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Peanut butter contains insect legs and other freaky food facts

19 February 2014, 09:23

Abuja - These days people love posting photos of their brilliantly crafted, sculpted lunches on Facebook and Instagram.

These snapshots usually have a long, tedious description of how the sculptor prepared the dish along with some facts on its origin. But who cares about those when you can post a photo of your peanut butter sandwich and let people know you’re eating cockroach legs!

Here are some amazing and some disturbing food facts we read about on Huffington Post.

Insect legs in peanut butter

That’s right. We’re sorry to have to break it to you, but every time you sneak out of bed to devour a tablespoon of your favourite creamy treat, you’re getting a healthy dose of insect legs and rodent hair in for good measure.

The American Food and Drug Administration even confirmed that the average jar contains about 30 insect fragments per 100 grams, but said it was "aesthetic." Thanks for that.

Honey will never, ever go off

Unlike peanut butter, which is off to begin with, honey will never expire. It might crystalise or change colour with the years, but it will always be safe to eat.

Corn rows are always even

Next time you eat an ear of corn, count the rows on it. It will always be an even number! That’s because the rows of kernels come from pollinated flowers that work in pairs.

Strawberries aren’t really berries

Say what? It’s the name of the thing for heaven’s sake. But seriously no, it’s not. Apparently strawberries are defined as "accessory fruits,” because they aren’t produced from a single ovary. So strawberries aren’t berries then, but at least watermelons and avocados are, right?

To read more freaky food facts, visit Huffington Post.


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