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Tonic water glows azure blue under a black light; bananas are berries, while strawberries and raspberries aren’t; and Chipotle uses 70 avocados to whip up a single batch of guacamole. Fact, fact, fact.
We’ve compiled our inaugural list of obscure, perplexing, research-backed food facts, stuffed from start-to-finish with 47 shocking tidbits that’ll send rainbow confetti spewing out of your noggin. Whip out a few at your next cocktail party and you might even impress a few friends — it’s amazing how much about food and nutrition you didn’t know.
Debate in the comments — which fact(s) did you find to be the most mind-blowing?
47 Shocking Food, Health, & Nutrition Facts That’ll Blow Rainbow Confetti Out Of Your Noggin
Food Fact 1: Let It Glow.
Food Fact 2: SUGAR BOMB.
Source: Cinnabon, Coca-Cola
Food Fact 3: Alcoholic Amplifier.
Source: Lean It UP
Food Fact 4: Cochineal Infestation.
Food Fact 5: Ginger Saver.
Sources: NY Times, Journal of Pain