Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kel's Fun Facts: Cheese

Cheddar, Mozzarella, Swiss, and American cheese can prevent tooth decay.

Though it was commonly thought that cheese caused bad dreams, but in 2005 the British Cheese Board did a study to determine that cheese, because it contains tryptophan, actually helps with sleep.

Monterey Jack cheese contains tyramine, an organic compound thought to be associated with headaches; it is recommended as one of the few cheeses that is safe to eat for migraine sufferers.

Parmesan cheese has a very strong smell due to the aroma-active compounds, which makes it smell slightly like vomit. But in a good way.

Cheese facts seemed like a great idea in concept, but proved difficult in practice.

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