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Fun food facts: Do you know what lachanophobia is? and much more…

During this period in our country when our “stay at home” lifestyle is common and recommended, what could be more pleasant than catching up on your reading? It’s fun, informative and relaxing.

Having done some reading, this writer presents some food facts you may never have thought about or even wanted to know. However, they are interesting and just think how knowledgeable you will be on random bits of food trivia: such as, the fear of cooking is known as mageirocophobia and is a recognized phobia.

And there is so much more: pescatarians are vegetarians who eat fish, geomelophagia is someone who has the urge to eat raw potatoes; the fear of vegetables is called lachanophobia; and a chef’s hat is called a toque.

Fruits and Vegetables

In the United States, lettuce, a member of the sunflower family, is the second most popular fresh vegetable. There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes. A row of corn always has an even number of kernels. The pumpkin originated in Mexico...

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