Vast Recipe: Here you will read about the most popular dishes in the different countries and learn awesome 3 food facts to impress your family and friends.
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3 Amazing Food Facts for Kids
1. Chocolate 🍫
The indigenous people in South America have used cocoa beans as food for more than 3,000 years. The Aztecs ground the dried beans to a powder and made a delicious drink by mixing the cocoa powder with water and herbs. Later the drink was sweetened with honey or sugar and today sweetened cocoa powder is mainly mixed with milk. In 2018, cocoa is grown in more than 35 countries. Most cocoa beans are produced by the Ivory Coast.
Milk chocolate was invented by Henri Nestle of Switzerland in 1875. Different countries have different tastes, as the British enjoy milk chocolate the most, while American prefer chocolate candy bars!
2. Hot Dogs
In the USA, baseball fans gobble up 26 million hot dogs every baseball season!
Some say, hot dogs, which are sausage rolls, were first created and sold by Germans living in the USA as early 1890. In Germany and Austria, long thin sausages were popular for a long time already.
Hot dogs are usually eaten topped with sauces. Most people choose mustard as topping on their hot dog while children usually prefer to eat them with tomato ketchup.
Corn was grown already 9,000 years ago in Mexico. IN 2012, archaeologist found the evidence that popcorn was eaten already by native Americans in Peru more than 5,000 years ago.
Popcorn is made with maize/corn kernels that ‘explode’ when the kernels are heated over fire or on a stove. A temperature of about 180°C/355°F must be reached to make the kernels pop. Then each kernel puffs to more than 20 times its original size!
Did you know that Mexicans enjoy to munch their popcorn with hot jalapeño sauce? Americans usually prefer to snack on popcorn with salt and butter and Germans eat them sprinkled with sugar.