15 Food Facts You Probably Never Knew
By: Wendy Wu R.D., M.S.
1) Honey stored in sealed containers at 50-70 degree Fahrenheit can keep for years, even centuries.
2) Use coffee ground to deodorize your fridge.
3) Squabs are young domestic pigeons.
4) Placing garlic and onions in the fridge will accelerate sprouting. Leave them on your kitchen counter top.
5) Foie Gras is a food product made from a technique called gavage that deliberately fattens the birds by force feeding.
6) Reduce onion tears by chilling the onion in the freezer for 10-15 minutes or wear contact lenses.
7) Black chickens (silkie) are more nutritious than their white cousins.
8) Tomatoes, Eggplants, and Cucumbers are all biologically fruits because they have seeds. Tomatoes are classified as vegetables for tax reasons.
9) Wagyu (Japanese) beef are tender, juicy and has more marbling.
10) The most nutritious parts of fruits are usually around the skin. Unfortunately, most people peel them off due to pesticides.
11) A secret shared by a watermelon farmer. To get the sweetest watermelon, find one that has the smallest hole on the opposite end of the stem.
12) Use molasses to trap moths.
13) Peanut Butter to remove sticky price tags.
14) A boiled egg can help speed up the healing of bruises.
15) A inexpensive way to clean makeup brushes is with dish washing liquid and olive oil.