Food Facts and Myths

Banana mysteries

Surprising Banana Mysteries (They are Berries; they are Radioactive!)

It is not the first time I am writing about bananas; it won’t be the last time either. Why? Because bananas have a mammoth-sized history and they always seem to continue unleashing new surprises as we continue to explore and consume them. It is no wonder that when you search for the most sold item …

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Eat fruits at night

Should You Eat Fruits at Night? Here is What You Should Avoid

I have previously written several articles about fruits and how they greatly contribute to healthy dieting. One question that keeps coming up about fruits is whether it is appropriate to include fruits in the evening snacks. Looking it up on the internet, I see so many myths that probably explain why so many people are …

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Peanut facts

Little Known Peanut Facts: They are Vegetables, not Fruits, not Nuts!

If you have been following my blog posts, you will realize that the food world is not short of some interesting and sometimes confusing facts and myths. But here is where all the mystery ends. The buck has to stop somewhere, and in this case, it stops here with a simplified scientific explanation. Let’s dive …

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Orange Seeds Myths

Is it Harmful to Swallow Orange Seeds or Lemon Seed? Fruit Myths Solved

You are eating an orange or a lemon fruit and without caution, an orange seed slides down your throat. You panic because you remember all those grandma stories about how the seeds will grow in your stomach and whatnot. So, will you die from cyanide poisoning as a result? Will you get appendicitis as alleged …

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Spices and seasonings

Can Spices and Seasonings Make You Gain Weight? (What Science Says)

Spices and seasonings have been part of the human culinary culture with their use in food dating back to many centuries. Their widespread application both in the industrial sector and domestic setting has made them come under tight scrutiny from curious nutritionists and food lovers. In summary, spices and seasonings alone will not make you …

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Zero Calorie Foods

Are Pickles Zero Calorie or Negative Calorie Foods? (Explained)

There is a seemingly endless debate among nutritionists and pickle lovers on whether eating pickled foods gives you zero calories or negative calories. This is understandable because the pickle diet has been hyped for decades as the best for weight loss and healthy living. But, do pickles really have zero calories or even negative calories …

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Fruite taste and ripeness

Why Unripe Fruit Taste Sour, But Ripe Fruit Taste Sweet: A Simplified Food Science

This is an old fruit taste mystery that was solved by botanists and scientists a long time ago. You might have been wondering why an unripe banana, mango, passion fruit, pawpaw taste sour whereas their ripe counterparts taste sweet. I also pondered about this for a long time until I came across it in one …

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