Food Facts of Pretzels
- A pretzel is a baked food made from dough.
- 1800 Southern German and Swiss German immigrants who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch introduced soft pretzels and pretzel bakery businesses.
- The annual United States pretzel industry is worth over $550 million.
- The average American consumes about 1.5 pounds of pretzels per year.
- A privately run “Pretzel Museum” opened in Philadelphia in 1993 and gives each customer a free pretzel on this day.