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Fun Food Facts

  • There are 7,051 food and drink manufacturing companies in the UK alone
  • In 2007 at least 15 billion worth of products had less salt, sugar and fat in them, than they did in 2004
  • Mrs Omolaso has pancakes with blueberries, blackberries and strawberries for breakfast every Saturday – yum yum!
  • Each year food shops give away enough carrier bags to cover the whole of London with a layer of bags.
  • Every day 80 million food and drinks cans end up in landfill (being buried) - that's one and a half cans per person. In a year, each person could fill a bath with the contents of these cans!
  • China’s Beijing Duck Restaurant can seat 9,000 people at one time!
  • Miss Hall's favourite food is beetroot
  • A peanut is not a nut, it is a legume!
  • Eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange - so beware!
  • Worldwide, consumers spend more than £5 billion a year on chocolate!
  • Goulash, a beef soup was invented in Hungary in the 9th Century AD
  • Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world’s population
  • The colour of a chilli pepper is no indication of how spicy it will be, but size usually is – the smaller the chilli the hotter it is
  • The word “soup” comes from the Middle Ages word “sop”, which means a slice of bread over which roast drippings were poured. The first archaeological evidence of soup being consumed dates back to 6000 B.C, with the main ingredient being Hippopotamus bones!