35 Food Trivia Questions


Are you a food lover? Well, these food trivia questions will determine how gourmet you are. We all love a delicious meal but have you ever thought about where certain products originate from? Let’s dive deeper into the history, yet delicious side of food to discover something new and interesting.

35 Food Trivia Questions and Answers

1.Which nut is used to make dynamite?

Peanut – peanut oil can be processed to produce glycerol, which can then be used to make nitroglycerine – an explosive liquid used in dynamite.

2. Which vegetable was considered poisonous in Medieval times but was used by the Romans as an aphrodisiac?

Tomato – being in the Solanaceae family which includes deadly nightshades and other poisonous plants, tomatoes were erroneously thought to be poisonous. According to the folklore, if you would eat a tomato its poison would turn your blood into acid. Instead, the colonists used to grow tomatoes purely for decoration.

3. Carrots are a good source of which vitamin?

Vitamin A – they contain beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A.

4. What part of the ginger plant is used in cooking?

The root

5. In what year did the first Starbucks opened?

1971 – it opened in Seattle.

6. Halo-Halo is a popular dessert associated with which country?

Philippines – it can be made using many variations. Almost every time, the end result is delicious.

7. Roughly, what percentage of water is contained in watermelon fruits?

92% – each bite contains about 92% water and 6% sugar. Because of its high water percentage, his name makes perfect sense. However, despite being mostly water with a bit of sugar, watermelon is considered very healthy.

8. How many calories per gram are stored in protein?

4 – protein and carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram, while fat contains 9.

9. What type of milk was Mozarella cheese traditionally produces from?

Buffalo milk

10. Which country does ‘paella’ originate from?

Spain – whilst Paella has an ancient history dating all the way back to the 10th century, in its modern form originates from the east coast of Spain.

11. What type of food is Cambozola?


12. What is fresh coriander also known as?


13. What is another name for Starfruit?


14. Which spice comes from the stigma of the Crocus sativa plant?


15. Which is the world’s largest citrus fruit?

Pomelo – sometimes weighing up to half a kilogram.

16. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in?

Edible sea weed

17. Rhapsody, Aromel, Tamella, and Cambridge are types of what fruit?


18. Carrots are a good source of which vitamin?

Vitamin A

19. From which country does Limburger cheese originate?


20. What cereal is the only one grown standing in water?


21. What is the world’s hottest chilli called?

Ghost pepper

22. What is added to dough to make it rise?


23. What do the Italians call squid?


24. What is the national dish of Greece?


25. What is the most expensive spice?

Saffron – its price range is anywhere from $500 to $5,000 per pound.

26. What type of drink is Guiness?


27. What is the main ingredient in an omelette?


28. Which animal does venison come from?


29. In which country did the word biscuit originate?


30. What is another name for French fries?


31. What is a slice of bacon called?


32. Which edible sugary substance do bees make?


33. Which nuts are used to make marzipan?


34. What meat dish is Cumberland famous for?


35. What sort of food is a rollmop?




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