Interesting facts about apples

Apples are part of the rose family, just like pears and plums. The apple tree originated in Central Asia. They have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. There are more than 8,000 varieties of apples – the largest variety of fruit to … Read more

Interesting facts about truffles

Truffles are a form of mushroom that grow in harmony with a host tree, enabling the tree to take in phosphorus while in return the truffle receives sugars enabling it to grow. Truffles grow underground, about 2,5 – 10 centimeters (1 – 4 inches) below, on the roots of certain varieties of oak and hazelnut … Read more

Interesting facts about tea

Legend has it that in 2737 BC, Shen Nung, the second emperor of China, discovered tea when leaves blew into his pot of boiling water. There are six main tea types – black, green, white, yellow, oolong and pu-erh – but they all come from one plant, Camelia sinensis.It’s how the leaves are treated that … Read more

Interesting facts about sushi

Although Japan is credited for Sushi’s popularity, it is believed to have started in China. What was to become sushi was first mentioned in China in the 2nd century A.D. The word “sushi” actually refers to rice that has been seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt, and  contrary to popular belief, Sushi does not mean … Read more

Interesting facts about coffee

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. It is one of the three most-popular beverages in the world (alongside water and tea). Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. Crude oil (unrefined petroleum) is the first. Its popularity is mainly attributed to its invigorating effect, which … Read more

Interesting facts about pizza

Pizza is a savory dish of Italian origin, consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and various other ingredients (anchovies, olives, meat, etc.) baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. The word “Pizza” was first documented in the Italian city of Gaeta in 997 AD. … Read more

Interesting facts about cherries

Cherries belong to the rose family. Fruit production starts three to four years after planting. Tree reaches maturity after seven years. Amazingly delicious, cherry fruit is packed with full of health-benefiting nutrients and unique antioxidants. Cherries are one of the very low calorie fruits. Red cherries contain melatonin which helps to fight against harmful toxins. … Read more

Interesting facts about pineapples

Pineapples are delicious tropical fruit. There are more than a hundred varieties of pineapples that grow in varying sizes. The plant is indigenous to South America and is said to originate from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay. The natives of southern Brazil and Paraguay spread the pineapple throughout South America, and it eventually … Read more