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Here are 10 interesting food facts that you may not and do not really need to know. Enjoy and be shocked, grossed out, intrigued and maybe even a little bit worried!

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1.)  68% of a Hostess Twinkie is air!

2.)  A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.

3.)  Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.

4.)  An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

5.)  Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them – a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

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6.)  Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.

7.)  McDonald’s salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers!

8.)  Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars!

9.)  Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.

10.) If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.

 

-Jay Sheintop

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