- The history of serving fish with lemon.
In the Middle Ages, it was assumed that citric acid was able to dissolve accidentally swallowed fish bones, so any fish was served with a slice of lemon.
- The first soup was cooked 6000 years ago
Scientists claim that it was cooked from hippopotamus meat.
- Macaroni didn’t appear in Europe.
In the floodplain of the Yangtze in China, scientists found a clay bowl with fossilized spaghetti-type noodles up to half a meter long. The age of it was 4000 years. This is much older than the first evidence of the appearance of noodles in Europe.
- Honey can be stored for nearly 3000 years
According to the University of California, in a low moisture, high acid environment, honey bacteria die almost immediately. However, honey is not the only food that has a long shelf life: salt, sugar, and raw rice also may be stored for hundreds and even thousands of years.
- Spicy food prolongs human life
According to a study from China (2015), people who eat spicy food tend to live longer. Chinese scientists claimed this affect is closely connected with capsaicin found in chili peppers.
- Black pepper was a luxury item
During the Middle Ages, black pepper was so expensive that it was used to pay rent and taxes.