Unusual food facts

Chances are, you've never eaten real wasabi, or at least haven't eaten very often. This is because most of the wasabi sold outside of Japan is a mixture of horseradish, mustard, and food coloring.

Have you ever wondered what makes iced confectionery dragees so shiny? The same thing that makes your manicure shiny is shellac. It appears on labels under the guise of “confectionery glaze”. M & Ms is one notable exception.

Have you tried the vegan meat dish? Don't know what it is? Watermelon steaks are offered by many cookbooks as a meat substitute for vegetarians. Looks like a delicious, juicy roast. By the way, we decided to definitely try to cook it in the summer.

Did you know that ketchup was once used as a medicine. In 1834, Dr. John Cook Bennett added tomatoes to ketchup, which had previously been a mixture of fish and mushrooms. The addition of tomatoes meant that many vitamins and antioxidants were added to the sauce.

Kasu marzu literally means “rotten cheese” in Sardinian. This is a traditional Sardinian sheep's milk cheese containing live cheese fly larvae.

What ice cream flavor do you like? Would you like to try unusual types of ice cream? In Japan, you can buy ice cream flavored with saury, crab, eel or shrimp.

Peanut butter can be processed to make glycerin, which can then be used to make nitroglycerin (an explosive liquid) used in dynamite.

Source by Walter White

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