Fun Things About Food I Bet You Didn’t Know

As much as I love to share my recipes with you, sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a bit and share other fun things too. I am insatiably curious, about most things, and that certainly includes fun food facts as well. Here are some new things I learned about food.

  1. Applesauce was the first food eaten in space, on the Friendship 7 Flight by Astronaut John Glenn.

2. Applesauce is the first food to be eaten in space, but potatoes were the first food planted in space and spacelike conditions.

3. Pistachios are not nuts but are instead a fruit. They are “drupes” which means they are a fleshy tree fruit that contains a shell covered seed.

4. Broccoli contains more protein than steak per 100 calories, however you would have to eat A LOT of broccoli to get the same amount of protein in one meal. I love broccoli, but I will take the steak as my protein option, thank you.

5. Raspberries are roses. They, like a lot of other fruits, including strawberries, apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots and peaches, are actually a part of the roacea or rose family.

I know I learned some new things about food. I hope you did too.

Have a great day. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

11 thoughts on “Fun Things About Food I Bet You Didn’t Know”

  1. Sorry to correct you, darling, but the first person to eat in space was Russian Yury Gagarin in 1961 (Glenn went up in 1962), and the first space food was a pureed meat: “The first meal eaten in space was in the spring of 1961 by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. He had pureed meat in a squeezable toothpaste-style tube, followed by a tube of chocolate sauce. The following year, NASA celebrated John Glenn becoming the first American to eat in space, squeezing purΓ©ed beef with vegetables from an aluminum tube, among other edible delights.” (CNN)

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