We’ve got a couple of favourite things. You may have heard but we love people and we love food. Most of the time we love people more, but sometimes – usually between 12pm and 1pm – it’s food that wins our heart. Delicious, fatty, healthy, any of the above – we love it all.

In the spirit of finding some fun and exciting things to write about, and with not much happening this week we’ve brought together a list of some of the most exciting facts about food from across the world for your perusal. Enjoy!

The inner part of bread that is surrounded by the crust is called the ‘crumb’, which is why the little bits that fall of are called the crumbs.

The fear of vegetables is called lachanophobia.

In 2015, food that was grown out of space was consumed for the first time by a NASA astronaut.

The most popular chocolate egg in the world is Cadbury’s Creme Egg, with over 500 million being eaten every year!

Apples float in water because 25% of their volume is made of air.

A survey showed 29% of adults say they have been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking biscuits.

Refried beans are only fried once.

The most stolen food in the world is cheese.

Fortune cookies are not actually a Chinese tradition. They were invented in San Francisco in early 1900’s.

The jars of Nutella sold in a year could cover the Great Wall of China 8 times.

As of 2015, it is illegal to throw away food in Seattle. Residents who do not recycle food can be charged up to $50 per incident.