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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Edible. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Edible so important!

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Top 10 Edible facts that will blow your mind.

  1. A Florida brewery created edible six-pack rings that feed animals instead of killing them

  2. Olives are essentially inedible when picked. It takes an extensive curing process for them to become edible, with no history of how an inedible fruit became such a popular fruit.

  3. Archaeologists routinely find edible honey in ancient Egyptian tombs - the stuff never spoils, due to extremely low water-content, very low pH, and hydrogen peroxide (made by an enzyme in the bees' stomachs).

  4. Due to the devastating effects that plastic garbage has on marine wildlife and ecosystems, Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida has begun producing edible 6 pack rings made of barley and wheat ribbons. The plastic package can safely be consumed by animals.

  5. All figs are pollinated by wasps as they are basically inverted flowers and can't be pollinated otherwise. If it's a female plant the wasp can't escape and the fig plant slowly digests the wasp's body with enzymes. So all edible figs have a digested wasp in them.

  6. The 4 percent of the 250 000 to 300 000 known edible plant species, only 150 to 200 are used by humans. Only three - rice, maize and wheat - contribute nearly 60 percent of calories and proteins obtained by humans from plants."

  7. In 1941 the world’s largest seed bank (created by botanist Nikolai Vavilov) was housed in Leningrad. As the Germans surrounded the city forcing mass starvation, Vavilov’s scientists refused to eat from the collection, slowly dying of hunger as they maintained 16 rooms of edible plants.

  8. A Florida-based beer company created fully edible 6-pack rings from brewing byproducts such as wheat and barley; the rings are just as strong as the plastic variety, yet completely digestible and biodegradable

  9. Motorola's has developed an "edible password pill" which once digested, is activated by the acid in your stomach emitting an 18 bit signal which is strong enough to communicate and unlock all your devices and is also FDA approved.

  10. Maple trees aren’t the only trees tapped for syrup. The sap from Pine, Birch and Black Walnut trees also produce edible syrup.

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Chocolate for most of its 4,000-year history was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat

Dandelions are not only completely edible raw and cooked but also packed with nutrients and may have many other benefits to their consumption.

In France, it is illegal for grocery stores to throw away edible food. Stores must donate edible, unused food to charity or facilities that process it into animal feed or compost.

Grasshoppers require 12 times less feed to produce a kilogram of edible mass than cattle. With global population growing, climate change etc, United Nations wants us to mass produce bugs for human consumption.

A beer company developed edible six-pack rings that marine life or humans can eat

The word cereal comes from the the Roman goddess Ceres, and her association with edible grains.

Fruit stickers are made out of edible paper. Even the glue is food grade.

The world has more than 50,000 edible plants, yet just three commodity crops—rice, maize, and wheat—provide 60 percent of the plant-derived calories we eat"

Every part of a dandelion is edible. The leaves and buds can be eaten as greens, the flowers can be made into wine, and the roots can be roasted and ground to make "coffee."

According to legend, everyone in America used to think tomatoes were poisonous, due to them being a member of the nightshade family. In 1820, New Jersey resident Robert Gibbon Johnson ate tomatoes in front of a large crowd to prove they were edible.

Due to honey's unique properties, it can remain preserved and edible for centuries

3000 year old honey found in an ancient Egyptian tomb hadn't spoiled and was still edible.

A steamboat that sank in 1856 was excavated in 1988 under 45 feet of dirt in a field on a farm. Many artifacts were recovered and preserved so well that some of the food was still edible.

Kit-Kat made an edible 24-karat gold leaf–enrobed Kit Kat bar flavoured with rare Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong tea and sold wrapped in silk. $88 bucks.

Bruce Lee used edible Marijuana on a regular basis

Saltwater Brewery in Florida makes biodegradable and edible six-pack rings as a "creative and sustainable alternative to the standard six-pack ring."

The world has more than 50,000 edible plants, yet just three commodity crops—rice, maize, and wheat—provide 60 percent of the plant-derived calories we eat

Loofah sponges come from luffa plants; a species of gourd with edible fruits. Once dried and peeled they reveal a matrix of tough fibrous tissues inside that act as wonderful natural sponges

The stickers on fruit are FDA approved and edible

Ants are skilled farmers. Many species of ants purposely grow an edible fungus inside the nest that the ants feed upon, to ensure that the nest isn't wiped out by starvation when food is scarce.

Many plants that we consider to be weeds are edible natives to North America, and among them is cattail (Typha) which one can eat the roots and stock of raw or cooked while the newly developing flower-head can be eaten like corn-on-the-cob and has a corn-like taste.

Groundhogs are edible and taste good when prepared correctly. Due to them being vegetarians, their meat is tender and tastes similar to squirrel or rabbit.

Movies prospered without popcorn until the Great Depression, when theater owners scrambled to make up for reduced ticket prices by turning to ''audible edibles.'' From 1934 to 1940, the nation's annual popcorn harvest grew from 5 million to 100 million pounds.

Pill bugs aka Roly polies aren't insects. They are terrestrial crustaceans and they are edible; they taste similar to shrimps.

The skin of a kiwi is perfectly edible and is loaded with fiber and vitamin C.