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8 Facts You Might Not Know About Christmas Dinner

8 Facts You Might Not Know About Christmas Dinner

One

According to research carried out by Morrison’s the ingredients for our Christmas dinner take 295 days to prepare before they are ready to eat.

Two

Food Network UK carried out a study where it found that it takes us 47 years to perfect the art of making Christmas dinner. It also found that 33% of people never manage to cook a Christmas dinner without a mishap.

Three

Over the festive period the average Brit will gain 7lbs according to the British Dietetic Association. Having a calorie packed Christmas Dinner can lead to tiredness and the temptation of chocolates and mince pies can get the better of us.

Four

If you are looking for an excuse to avoid sprouts this Christmas then the L'Oreal Research Centre have found the perfect one. They state that hatred of Brussels Sprouts is genetic and the gene is carried by 70% of us.

Five

It is estimated that around 76% of us will serve up Turkey as the centre piece of our Christmas dinner, however, Turkey is relatively new to the Christmas dinner and was considered a luxury right up until the 1950s.

Six

In the 14th Century Christmas Pudding was more like a stodgy porridge which contained beef and mutton. Breadcrumbs and eggs were later added as well as dried fruits and spices to make it more like the pudding we eat today.

Seven

Thomas Smith invented the Christmas Cracker when he was trying to sell French Novelty Christmas gifts. He had no luck until he wrapped them up in what is now known as the cracker and added a snap.

Eight

In early England the traditional Christmas dinner was very different, instead of the now common turkey they would serve the head of a pig prepared with mustard.

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