A food is any substance that when consumed provides nutritional support for the body, typically originating from plants and animals.


Carrots Improve Your Vision Fact

Carrots can improve your vision if your body is deficient in vitamin A, but the popularity of carrots has more to do with a food shortage during WWII than beta-carotene.

Truffles are Mushrooms Fact

A truffle can generally be considered a type of mushroom under a definition that considers any spore bearing fruiting body of a fungi a mushroom.

All Hot Dogs Contain Human DNA Myth

Not all hot dogs contain human DNA, but a 2015 study found 6 of the 345 hot dogs they studied contained human DNA, 4 of which were vegetarian products.

All Fruits Come From Flowers Fact

All fruits come from flowers, but not all flowers become fruits. Fruits are typically derived from the ovaries of a flower and contain seeds.