Fun Food (and Other) Allergy Trivia

Fact One
Top 3 Canadian Cities for Environmental allergies:
1) Edmonton (cats/mold)
2) Toronto (Ragweed)
3) Vancouver (Tree pollen)

(Reader’s Digest Best Health, 2016)

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/allergies/the-worst-canadian-cities-for-allergies/

Fact Two

Latex is an allergen that has become increasingly more prevalent over recent years. Did you know that the following products can contain latex?

Adhesives, asphalt, toy dolls, balloons, pens, bath mats, bath plugs, books, cameras, binoculars, TV and video equipment, cars, carpets and underlay, champagne corks, chewing gum, computers, confectionery wrappers, contraceptives, conveyor belts, cosmetics, disposable diapers, decorating products, escalator handrails, envelopes, erasers, food storage bags, garden hoses, hot water bottles, inflatable dinghies, mobile phones, stamps,rubber bands, footwear, cling wrap, racquet handles, stickers, postage stamps,  swim goggles, swimsuits, toothbrush, toothpaste, vaccines, computer mouse pads, motorcycle/bike handle grips, and pen grips and tires (Daily Mail U.K., 2014, and Onespot Allergy, 2011).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2566577/Ive-died-80-TIMES-Woman-40-severe-allergies-risks-death-time-leaves-house.html

Fact Three

One in every 13 kids in the U.S. has a food allergy, which equals about two kids in every classroom. If all of the kids with a food allergy lived in one state, it would be the 19thlargest state (by population) in the U.S. (FARE Inc., 2015).

https://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats

Fact Four
According to Food Allergy Research & Education, African American children were less likely to outgrow their allergy than white children and boys were more likely to outgrow their allergy than girls (2013).

https://blog.foodallergy.org/2013/09/13/who-is-likely-to-outgrow-a-food-allergy/#_ga=1.236233345.1260891111.1461550536

Fact Five

A cluster of bananas is called a ‘hand’, and a single banana is called a ‘finger’. (Daven Hiskey, 2010).

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/06/commercial-banana-plants-are-perfect-clones-of-one-another/

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Fact Six
In the late 1800’s ketchup was used as a tonic to cure people of their ailments (John, Brownlee, 2013).

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673352/how-500-years-of-weird-condiment-history-designed-the-heinz-ketchup-bottle

Fact Seven
Peanuts are not tree-nuts but rather a legume. They grow underground and are edible seeds enclosed in a pod. (Peanut Institute, 2009).

http://www.peanut-institute.org/peanut-facts/

Fact Eight
Click this link to find out the favourite pizza toppings of 10 countries!
http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fresh-ideas/dinner-food-facts/favorite-pizza-toppings-in-10-countries.htm

Fact Nine
Apples are in the rose sub-family. (Thomas Elpel, 2015).

http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Families/Rosaceae.htm

Fact Ten
Did you know… The average ear of corn has 500 to 1000 kernels, arranged in an even number of rows, typically 16. (Twin Garden Farms).

http://www.twingardenfarms.com/sweet-corn-facts/

Nicole K.

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