You love food, but what do you really know about it?
Food is magic, but food is also science.
I’ll admit that I know what tastes good and what doesn’t, but beyond that, I’ve never really delved into the science behind food.
Check out these science-backed facts about food.
Crunchier food is perceived to taste better.
Nutmeg is a hallucinogen.
There are three categories of tasters: regular tasters, nontasters, and supertasters.
Cooked foods contain more calories than raw foods.
Pineapples picked during the day are sweeter than pineapples picked at night.
Lactose tolerance varies around the world.
Every part of the potato plant is toxic to people except for the potato itself.
If you like chewy cookies, you should melt the butter in your recipe instead of creaming it.
What blew your mind? Do you have a fun fact to share? End culinary gatekeeping in the comments.