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27 May, 2020

The only food quiz you need

We've rounded up our favourite food facts for the ultimate food quiz. Tonight's House Party / Zoom call just got a whole lot more interesting. You're welcome!

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Mr Stripey, Early Girl, German Johnson and McDreamy are all types of what?

  1. Tomato
  2. Apple
  3. Aubergine
  4. Banana

Humans share what % of our DNA with bananas?

  1. 5%
  2. 25%
  3. 40%
  4. 60%

What does cucumber beat fractionally to the title of most hydrating food?

  1. Iceberg lettuce
  2. Celery
  3. Watermelon
  4. Spinach

Which of these is not a type of mushroom?

  1. Giraffe spots
  2. Chicken of the woods
  3. Zebra stripes
  4. Lion’s mane

What food is highest in tryptophan (handy for helping us get a good night’s sleep)?

  1. Turkey
  2. Pumpkin seeds
  3. Salmon
  4. Oats

Before the kale craze took off in 2012, which establishment used to be the biggest purchaser of kale in the US?

  1. Whole Foods
  2. McDonalds
  3. Walmart
  4. Pizza Hut

Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of what?

  1. Getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth
  2. The sound of people eating
  3. Sharing food
  4. Bananas

What is the average intake of fruit & vegetable portions per day in the UK?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 4
  4. 5

In the UK, what % of our diet/calorie intake is made up from ultra-processed food?

  1. 15%
  2. 35%
  3. 50%
  4. 70%

What’s the most popular fruit in the world?

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Oranges
  4. Tomatoes

Which vegetable was the first to be grown in space?

  1. Potatoes
  2. Lettuce
  3. Peas
  4. Radishes

Per 100g, which of the below contains the most vitamin C?

  1. Oranges
  2. Parsley
  3. Kiwi fruit
  4. Brussels Sprouts

And which contains the least?

  1. Oranges
  2. Parsley
  3. Kiwi fruit
  4. Brussels Sprouts

Where are you likely to be if the sensitivity of your taste buds to sweet and salty foods has dropped by around 30%?

  1. On a plane
  2. Underground
  3. The North Pole
  4. At sea

In which US city is it illegal to throw food waste in the bin?

  1. New York
  2. Miami
  3. Seattle
  4. Boston

So how do you think you did? See below for all the answers!

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Answers: 1) Tomato 2) 60% 3) Iceberg Lettuce 4) Zebra Stripes 5) Pumpkin seeds 6) Pizza Hut - they used it as garnish for their salad bars 7) Getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth 8) 2 9) 50% 10) Tomatoes 11) Potatoes 12) Parsley 13) Oranges 14) On a plane 15) Seattle – everyone must compost their food waste.

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