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8 Surprising Food Facts Most People Don't Know

Why does honey never go bad?

It's one of the few foods that doesn't spoil thanks to high acidity (a pH of around 4), low water content and low water activity.

Why does Swiss cheese have holes?

As the cheese ages, the P. shermanii release carbon dioxide that expands and causes the holes.

What causes brain freeze?

Brain freeze happens when blood vessels in the roof of your mouth rapidly constrict when cold food or drink, like ice cream.

Why do cut apples go brown?

Oxygen in the air activates enzymes (catalysts of biochemical reactions) in apple flesh.

Why does bread dry out but biscuits go soft?

A loaf of bread will harden over time due to a process called starch retrogradation, which involves the starch giving up the water it absorbed during the baking process.

How does salt increase blood pressure?

Salt attracts water, so when you eat a salty diet it increases the amount of water retained by the body.

How can seedless grapes reproduce?

Seedless grapes aren’t actually completely seedless, but have naturally mutated to have fewer and smaller seeds, without a tough coat.

Are canned tomatoes healthier than fresh?

Processing tomatoes through canning or cooking makes them a better source of lycopene.

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