Food

Careful, Your Pistachios Could Burst Into Flame

News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.

Large amounts of pistachios combust very easily, so easily that there are strict guidelines for how they are shipped. In high levels of humidity, the water content of pistachios can get so high that the enzymes in the nuts start to break down fat. Eventually, the pistachios will start to burn.

Advertisement

Love getting smarter? Sign up to our newsletter and get our best content in your inbox!

Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Algal blooms (huge masses of algae) are usually red, yellow or green, but there is a huge black one near Alaska. 03:41

  2. The neon flying squid is a species of squid that can fly. 05:02

  3. Pistachios combust so easily, there are strict guidelines for how they are shipped. 08:11

Advertisement