Fun Facts About "Bagel"

  1. Bagels are the only bread that gets boiled before it's baked.
  2. The bagel supposedly originated when an Austrian baker created bread in the shape of a stirrup to honor King John III Sobieski of Poland (a renowned horseman); the Austrian word for stirrup is "beugel".
  3. Plain is the most popular bagel choice, followed by sesame.
  4. A molecular biologist named Robert Bohannon created a bagel containing the caffeine equivalent of 1-2 cups of coffee!
  5. The first bagel bakeries were found in the 1920's in New York City.
  6. Frozen bagels were introduced to the marketplace in 1960.
  7. February 9th is National Bagel Day.
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