25 Disturbing Food Facts That Will Keep You Up At Night

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Did you know that in Tokyo they serve raw-horse-flesh-flavored icecream? These are 25 disturbing food facts that will keep you up at night.

25. Most carrots used to be purple until they were selectively bred into their modern orange color

24. Baby carrots are actually cut out of regular size carrots that were too lumpy and ugly to be sold in stores

23. Most wasabi that you buy in a store or eat at a restaurant is actually colored horseradish. Real wasabi is extremely expensive to cultivate

22. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day

21. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma

20. Peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re legumes

19. Popsicles were invented by an 11 year old in 1905

18. One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water

17. There are 7,500 different kinds of apples grown on Earth

16. If you were try a new variety every day it would take you 20 years to try them all

15. Nearly 70% of olive oils aren’t really olive oils, even the really expensive brands.

14. Apparently the Italian mob has been making money off of selling the world fake olive oil for so long that most professional testers don’t even know what real olive oil tastes like

13. In fact, the sale of fake olive oil has been quoted by EU anti-fraud experts as “comparable to cocaine trafficking, with none of the risks,”

12. Milk, orange juice, and coffee are other popular staples that are also likely to be fake, or at least not contain what they claim to contain

11. One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas

10. In the UK, potato chips are one of the few foods that are actually taxed. For this reason Proctor and Gamble tried to claim that Pringles aren’t potato chips…they’re just savory snacks

9. The court disagreed and Pringles are legally potato chips

8. Chocolate was once used as currency

7. The softening agent L-cysteine, which is used in some bread, is made out of duck feathers and human hair

6. Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in numerous candies and bakery items, is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers

5. Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea

4. When taken in large doses nutmeg works as a hallucinogen

3. Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars

2. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

1. Tokyo features an amusement park that offers Horse Flesh-flavored ice cream

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