We consider ourselves intelligent people, but it turns out, there’s a whole lot we didn’t know when it comes to food. Thankfully, Buzzfeed is here to straighten us out with these weird food facts. Get ready to be amazed.
- Bananas are berries - And so are eggplants, apparently. It seems for a fruit to be considered a berry, botanically speaking, it needs to have two or more seeds on the inside and be derived from one flower with one ovary.
- And strawberries aren't berries - Because their seeds are on the outside. So raspberries don’t count as berries either.
- Graham crackers were created to quell sexual urges - Yep, Sylvester Graham was against sexual desire and invented these thinking whole wheat could help control it. Nice try, buddy.
- Flamin' Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor working in the Frito-Lay plant - Richard Montañez pitched his idea in 1976 and went on to become an executive vice president at PepsiCo North America. They’re even making a movie about his life.
- Pizza Hut used to be the biggest purchaser of kale in the country - They used it as a garnish on their salad bars but when the kale craze took off in 2012, they lost their number one spot.
- Baby carrots are actually just old regular carrots that have been cut down - Seems kinda wasteful, doesn’t it?
- Honey never goes bad - It all has to do with bacteria and microorganisms that spoil food needing moisture to survive and since honey has very little water, it’ll last forever if it’s sealed and stored in a dry place.
- Raw oysters are still alive when you eat them - It’s when they’re not that you should be worried because dead oysters have lots of bacteria that could make you sick.
- Ketchup used to be sold as a medicine - It was used as a tonic and some recipes were even concentrated into pills and sold as medicine.