The Mouthful: Fun Food Facts

I don’t know about you, but midterms are crushing me this quarter. I have no brain space left for deeply contemplative reflections on ethical eating, nor do I have the energy to pick up so much as a wire whisk. On that note, here are some food fun facts from Lean It Up.

1. 1 in every 8 Americans has been employed by McDonald’s.

2. 10% of Americans are vegetarians, and the top 3 vegetarian cities are Portland, San Francisco, and (surprise!) Seattle.

3. Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are not actually berries. Bananas, tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, and avocado all are.

4. In 2011, four times as many antibiotics were sold for meat and poultry production as were sold to humans.

5.Chipotle uses 70 avocados to make a single batch of guacamole.

6. 1 cup of popped popcorn contains more antioxidants than the average fruit or vegetable.

7. 9 in 10 Americans are potassium deficient.

For the complete list of food fun facts, click here!