On average, Americans who drink alcohol obtain 16% of their total daily calories from alcoholic beverages. American children obtain about 16% of their total calories from added sugar.
Parmesan cheese offers about 11 grams of protein per ounce, which is more than any other type of cheese.
Unlike humans, most mammals produce their own vitamin C. Our primate ancestors lost the ability to synthesize vitamin C more than 45 million years ago.
Raw spinach offers more vitamin C than cooked spinach does, but the amount of bioavailable calcium is higher in cooked spinach.
Before gelatin and sugar coatings were invented in the 1800s, pills were sometimes gilded in gold or silver to conceal unpleasant tastes or aromas.
While celery allergies are relatively rare in the United States, celery is one of the top allergens in Central Europe. Mustard allergies are also more prevalent in Europe than in the United States.
Erythritol is less likely to cause digestive issues than other sugar alcohols, such as xylitol or maltitol, because most of it gets absorbed into the bloodstream before reaching the colon.
Unlike many common cooking oils, avocado oil is not derived from a seed. Instead, it is pressed from the fleshy pulp that surrounds the avocado pit.
Jackfruit’s chewy, stringy texture can make it a convincing meat substitute. It’s also the largest of all the tree-borne fruits, sometimes weighing as much as 80 pounds.
During the Middle Ages in Europe, thyme was thought to ward off nightmares if placed beneath a pillow before going to sleep. It’s also a good source of vitamin C.