Interesting facts about food: historical chronicles

Which food can be stored for the longest time? Honey! According to the Center for Honey and Pollination (University of California), in an environment with low moisture and high acidity, honey bacteria are killed almost immediately. This is why archaeologists find pots of honey that are thousands of years old, but still a well-preserved product. However, honey isn't the only food that lasts for millennia: salt, sugar, and raw rice also have millennia of shelf life.

In the 17th century, pretzels became a symbol of eternal love. According to legend in 1614, a Swiss royal couple used a pretzel at their wedding to seal their bonds. Some historians believe that this is where the “knot tying” originated.

The idea that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is very young. Until the end of the 19th century, breakfast was not given much importance. The changes in people's minds were made by a small group of religious fanatics and lobbyists for grain and bacon companies in 1944 who tried to sell more of their products.

The leek was a favorite of the Roman emperor Nero because he believed he helped strengthen his voice. The emperor even received the nickname Porophagus (leek eater).

The history of pasta dates back to ancient Etruscan civilizations (between the third and eighth centuries BC). The Etruscans made pasta by grinding several grains and grains and then mixing them with water.

A few decades ago, housewives had to be careful when baking or buying something with vanilla flavor. At that time, artificial vanilla used castoreum (beaver stream), which is produced in the preanal preputial glands of beavers.

The first wedding cake was actually savory. Wedding cakes were a very special part of the Greek and Roman civilizations. The groom sealed his marriage by breaking a gift wedding cake made of barley on the bride's head. This strange symbol symbolized good luck, fertility and the fact that the girl will now become a woman.

Source by Greek Romanoff

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