10 Mind-Blowing Food Facts


Archaeologists have discovered pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible.

Honey never spoils


The world's most expensive coffee, called Kopi Luwak, is made from beans that have been eaten and excreted by the Asian palm civet. The enzymes in their digestive system supposedly enhance the flavor of the coffee.

Most expensive coffee


Carrots were originally purple. The orange variety we commonly see today was developed in the 17th century by Dutch farmers as a tribute to the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange.

Purple Carrots


The hottest chili pepper in the world is the Carolina Reaper. It measures an average of 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which is over 200 times hotter than a jalapeño.

The World's Hottest Chili Pepper


Apples belong to the rose family, along with pears, plums, cherries, and peaches.

The Rose Family Connection


Chocolate was once used as currency. The Aztecs and Mayans valued cacao beans so much that they were used as a form of currency.

The Currency of Chocolate


Tomatoes are technically a fruit, not a vegetable. However, they were classified as vegetables in the late 19th century for tax purposes in the United States.

The Tomato Enigma


The world record for the largest pizza ever made was set in 2012 in Rome, Italy. It measured 131 feet in diameter and weighed over 51,000 pounds.

The Record-Breaking Pizza of Rome


McDonald's sells approximately 75 hamburgers every second, globally.

A Hamburger Empire in Seconds


Bananas are berries due to developing from a single ovary, while strawberries are not, as they are aggregate fruits formed from multiple ovaries on the same flower.

Berry Surprises