Food is any substance that is consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. As humans, our food is usually an animal or plant origin, which contains the essential nutrients that help us survive throughout the day. Most of us eat good meals 2 to 3 times a day, and most of us love what we eat, but there are some things that we do not know about food or where they come from, and we are pretty sure that you don’t know the facts that we have listed below.
Amazing and Fascinating Facts About Food
For those who do not know, nutmeg is the only tree in the world that offers 2 spices, which are the nutmeg itself and the lesser-known mace. Mace was once a very popular spice that was used in the 18th century. It was used as a flavor additive for meat products and is a key ingredient in the French white sauce.
Sorry to break this news folk, but sushi is not from japan. This amazingly delicious dish originated in the 4th century BC in Southeast Asia. When it was invented, Sushi was salted and fermented with rice to preserve it. 4 centuries after it was invented, the dish arrived in Japan.
Honey is the only known food that keeps itself in a raw form. To prove this, we bring you a fact: TM Davies, an archaeologist, discovered a 3,300-year-old jar of honey in an Egyptian Tomb. What amazed the archeologists was that the honey was in an extremely good condition.
4. The Oldest Restaurant in The World
The Stiftskeller St. Peter is the oldest inn in Central Europe and is considered the oldest operating restaurant in the world. Documents suggest the Stiftskeller St. Peter was in business in 803 AD. it has been serving people for over 1,200 years!
5. What Makes Food So Delicious?
The tongue is a muscle with glands, sensory cells, fatty tissue, which is responsible for moistening food with the help of saliva. In case you did not know, you cannot taste food unless it is mixed with your saliva. For example, if you place salt on a tongue that is dry, the person will never know what taste the salt offers. Once the saliva is added on the tongue, the salt dissolves and the taste buds kick in.