Fun Food Facts
Believe it or not, carrots were originally purple.

Food is delicious, fun to make, needed for survival and well, the best thing to ever happen to ones kitchen. But did you know:

Carrots used to be purple. Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white, and gradually developed them into the plump, crunchy veggie we have today.

The color of the twist tie on bread packaging actually means something? It signifies what day of the week the bread was baked on. The person stocking the shelves uses them to know whether or not the bed is too old to sell.

That Twinkies actually expire fairly quickly? When they were first introduced, they only had a shelf life of two days. By substituting chemicals for various dairy products and putting them in an air tight packaging, the shelf life has increased to 25 days.

That the color orange was names after the fruit? The word orange itself was introduced to English through the Spanish word “naranja”, which came from a Sanskrit work which literally means “orange tree”.

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