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The Ultimate Food Trivia Test

Food Trivia
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Found in Eastern and Central Europe, knedle is a dish of boiled potato-dough dumplings filled with what fruit?



True or False: Mozzarella cheese is the most popular cheese in the United States?



True or False: Kimchi, the popular fermented Korean side dish, has been said to last over three years before turning bad.



Kimchi. | Photo: Jin Li/Flickr/Creative Commons License

True or False: In Middle Eastern culture, you should always eat food with your left hand.

False. In Middle Eastern culture, the left hand is associated with bodily functions, so do not eat at the table with your left hand. Leave it on your lap.


True or False: There are more chickens on earth than people.

True. In fact, there are approximately 19 billion chickens in the world. That's almost three per person.


Are pumpkins a fruit or vegetable?

Fruit. Though often referred to as vegetables, pumpkins contain seeds and are, scientifically speaking, a fruit.


What is the most popular seafood item among American consumers?



True or False: Some lobsters are not red prior to cooking.

True. Most lobsters turn red when cooked. Some can be yellow, white, and even blue in color. 


Approximately how many feathers does a mature turkey have?

3,500 feathers


What popular Mexican dessert is also known as a Mexican fritter?


True or False: Chia is rare plant, especially in California.

False. Chia still grows throughout California and is locally abundant in some areas. It’s not by any stretch of the imagination a rare plant.


Chia Plant. | Photo: Brian/Flickr/Creative Commons License

True or False: For over 30 years after opening its doors in 1953, most Denny's restaurants did not contain locks.

True. Most Denny’s restaurants did not install locks because they never closed. This changed in 1988, when most Denny's closed in observance of Christmas after remaining open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for just over three decades.


Also known as Pseudotsuga menziesii, this type of tree grows needles and small twigs that can be used to make vitamin-rich and pleasant tasting tea.

Douglas fir


Approximately how many bubbles are in one 750ml bottle of Champagne?

49 million


Au jus is a French cooking term meaning what?

"with the juice"


What vegetable and herbaceous plant is also called the garden rocket?



On average, how many cherries grow on a tart cherry tree?

About 7,000, depending on the growing conditions.


Tart Cherries
Photo: John L. Russell/Cherry Marketing Institute/Getty Images

What percentage of bluefin tuna caught throughout the world is used for sushi?

Approximately 80%


What fraction of the nation's fruits and nuts are grown in California?



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