French fries are fried strips in deep oil which contain much nutrition to be healthy for our daily life. French fries are served hot and generally eaten as an accompaniment with lunch or dinner, or eaten as a snack. However, there is some fun fact you possibly didn’t know.
1. The origin of French fries in Belgium. According to some historians, the potato was being fried by 1680 in the Mense Valley of Belgium. Locals often ate small fried fish, when the river was frozen they used to cut potatoes lengthwise and fried them in oil to be as a fish substitute.
2. French Fries were introduced in the US when Thomas Jefferson was President in 1801.
3. According to reports, Americans eat more than 16 pounds of French fries every year.
4. The production of potatoes was more or less 400 million tons in 2012, and 2/3 of this was consumed as food.
5. French fries are not called that in France. They are known as frites, potatoes frites, or pommel frites in French. These names are also used in many non-French areas.
6. Potato is a great source of fiber which contains in french fries. Fiber helps pass waste through your system and with low cholesterol, consumption of a certain amount of fiber becomes inevitable. Your body may suffer from indigestion and stomach problems without fiber.
7. When eating French fries, you are also getting some potassium, a nutrient present in potatoes. The energy you require throughout the day can be obtained from potassium. If you are lack potassium, your body may suffer from tired, slow reflexes and weak muscles.
8. Your body needs Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, this can be found in French fries. Women may get even better benefits as B6 helps prevent bloating, menopause, and hormonal swings during the monthly cycle.
9. According to the Agriculture Research Service in Navarre, potato skins are packed with 60 phytochemicals, many of which are flavonoids that help low bad cholesterol and keep arteries clear.
10. Potatoes are rich in kukoamines, the molecule that lowers blood pressure. Your blood pressure can be lowered by eating French fries every day.
11. French fries are high in fat as they are deep-fried. Your risk of becoming overweight is increased when you consume these high-fat foods. They are particularly rich in trans fats and statured fats.
12. French fries should be popular with their carbohydrates. Even though all living things have to require it for survival, excess consumption can lead to diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer.
13. The salt content in French Fries is high, if consumed excessively, it can cause adverse health effects.
14. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid French fries due to the presence of a cancer-causing agent called acrylamide.
15. Sometimes French Fries are made of sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, baked instead of fried, maybe cut into unusual shapes. Or served with local toppings like vinegar or mayonnaise.