It is believed that vinegar was discovered by the Sumerians in 5000 B.C. The Sumerians used vinegar to preserve food, to pickle food and as a cleaning agent.
It is also believed that Helen of Troy used vinegar as a relaxation treatment and bathed in the ingredient. Members of Caesar's army also drank vinegar as a beverage, according to Vinegar Works Wonders. By 2000 B.C., the production of vinegar became a significant commercial industry since making vinegar at home was largely becoming a thing of the past. In 400 B.C., Hippocrates prescribed vinegar to cure a number of ailments, and in World War I, vinegar was used to treat the wounds of soldiers.Learn More
According to the Smithsonian, some of the foods the Pilgrims ate included wildfowl, venison, wild turkeys, Indian corn, passenger pigeons, swan, eel, lobster, clams, mussels, turnips, carrots, onions, garlic and pumpkins and squash. Eating seafood such as lobster and clams was common place, and swan and venison were considered delicacies. Passenger pigeons, now extinct in the wild, were in abundance in the 1620s. The Pilgrims also continued to eat the domesticated animals they brought over to the Americas, which included chickens, goats, sheep and cows.Full Answer >
Monster Energy drink was first created and marketed in 2002 by the Hansen Beverage Company; it was the first energy drink to be marketed in a 16-ounce can. Monster Energy drink was among the first energy drinks and continues to remain one of the top energy drinks as of 2014.Full Answer >
Pepperidge Farms released Goldfish crackers in 1962. The company founder, Margaret Rudkin, was impressed by crackers she tasted in Switzerland and brought back the recipe.Full Answer >
Although the specific origin of pizza is unclear, it likely developed from the flatbreads that had toppings on them and were sold by restaurants or street vendors in Naples, Italy. This inexpensive food initially became popular in the late 18th century.Full Answer >