Did you know that apples are part of the rose family?

About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts!

Rice is the main food for half of the world's population!

Chicken is one of the few things that we eat before it's born and after it's dead.

Chilli heat is measured in Scoville units, which is named after the pharmacist Thomas Scoville.

Cereal as a word is derived from the name of the roman goddess Ceres, Protector of crops.

The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5000 BC.

The original colour of carrots was purple! This was the most common colour to find them in up until the 17th century, when patriotic Dutch growers crossed yellow and white carrots to create the popular orange coloured carrots found today.

Did you know that hippopotamus was the first flavour of soup? This is the earliest example of soup found and dates back to 6000 BC!

Did you know that potatoes have been grown in space? In 1995 NASA developed super nutritious potatoes to help feed astronauts on long space voyages!

The tall chef's hat or toque blanche traditionally had a hundred pleats to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked.

Early Egyptian writings urged mothers to send their children to school with plenty of bread and beer for their lunch.

Bakers used to be fined if their loaves were under weight, so they used to add an extra loaf to every dozen, just in case - hence, the expression "baker's dozen".

The sandwich is named for the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), for whom sandwiches were made so that he could stay at the gambling table without interruptions for meals.

The Name Asparagus comes from the greek language meaning "sprout" or "shoot"

Lemons have more sugar in them than strawberries.

Honey is the only edible food for humans that will never go bad.

A watermelon is actually a berry, as are bananas, tomatoes avocados and even coffee!

White potatoes were first cultivated by local Indians in the Andes Mountains of South America.