Food Fun Facts

Posted on: September 30, 2021, in Areena Quays Restaurant

Here are some interesting fun facts about food.

Food Fun Facts about Garlic, I bet you did not know!

  • During both World Wars, garlic was used as a wound antiseptic.
  • Garlic was discovered in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • Many ancient cultures believed that garlic would protect against evil spirits.
  • Garlic contains both Vitamin A and C

Avocado Pears:

  •   British Vogue reported that in the summer of 2017, 3 million photographs of avocado toast where uploaded onto Instagram daily – were you one of those people?
  •  They have more potassium than the humble banana
  •  Avocado pears are classified as a fruit not a vegetable
  •  Originated in southern Mexico
  • Avocado pear trees grow both female and male flowers, but at different times to prevent self-pollination
  • Avocado pears were symbols of love and fertility for the Aztec
  • The heaviest Avo recorded was 2.5kg

Milkshake Fun Facts:

  • First invented in 1885 as a eggnog type drink with whiskey
  • In 1922, 2 scoops of ice-cream where added and this led to the milkshake we know today.
  • There is a milk bar in the UK that has over 180 milkshake flavours on the menu
  • Nesquik was the first powdered milkshake invented in 1948 and the Nesquick bunny has been the mascot since 1973.
  • The most expensive milkshake was sold for $100 – served in a Swarovski crystal encrusted glass, Madagascar vanilla beans, Tahitian vanilla ice cream and Maraschino cherries make up some of the craft ingredients.

Escargot or Snails as we know them share some interesting facts

  • The French consume about 40000 metric tons of snails annually.
  • Heliciculture is the science of growing snails for consumption or snail farming.
  • Some snail slime can treat stomach ulcer
  • American restaurants serve approx. 1 billion snails annually.
  • Snails are high in protein and low in fat (until you cook them in all that garlic butter of course)

We serve our snails with either a garlic butter or a blue cheese sauce, delicious.

I hope you enjoyed these fun food facts.

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