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21 Legitimately Interesting Food Facts You Should Know

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8. Spam is a mashup of the words “spice” and “ham.”

9. Most wasabi is just horseradish that’s dyed green.

Real wasabi is difficult to grow, very expensive, and should be consumed within 15 minutes of being grated.

10. On Sesame Street, Cookie Monster’s cookies are actually painted rice cakes.

That’s because the grease from the chocolate and oil in real cookies could damage the puppets.

11. Pineapples can take two to three years to grow.

It’s a looong process. The next time you grab one at the grocery store, think about how far the thing has come!