There's so much more to the food you eat every day than you bother to think about (though you probably intentionally don't think about it, since when it comes to food, ignorance is bliss). These surprising facts about what goes into common foods, how undomesticated foods evolved, or how many different chemicals are in your food aren't all bad. For example, you may not know that a lot of foods come from a small handful of plant families, or that the popsicle was invented by an 11 year-old, or that people used to pay their taxes with chocolate.
There might be some things you learn from this list that will apply to your life - like how ranch dressing isn't really great for you, or that you haven't tried real wasabi or balsamic vinegar yet. Maybe set a goal or two for yourself after you're done reading this. For example, maybe you want to eat more McDonald's (or less) or maybe you'll never look at apples the same way again. Hopefully this list will help you discover mind-blowing trivia about food you eat every day.
The Popsicle Was Invented By An 11-Year-Old Boy
Your Ranch Dressing Shares Ingredients With Sunscreen, Lipstick, And Paint
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