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Common Misconceptions About Popular Foods Debunked


You don’t have to consider yourself a foodie to be an expert on certain foods. However, there are some widely accepted ideas about many popular foods that deserve some fact checking. When it comes to fast food, snacks, and beloved dishes, you may have believed some things that were indeed too good to be true.

Golden Snack Immortal

If you are considering prepping for an apocalypse, you might want to rethink stocking up on boxes of Twinkies for survival. Unfortunately, the popular snack only has a shelf-life of 45 days. Despite depictions in films like Sausage Party, or widespread internet rumors, Twinkies will eventually go bad and don’t last forever.

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Hamburger Everlasting

If you are a fan of McDonald’s hamburgers, you may have heard the rumors that the all-beef patty doesn’t rot. The rumors are true, but not for the reasons you might think. The burgers made by McDonald’s have a very low water content, so they are not susceptible to breaking down as easily as other burgers.

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The Dark Side Of The Chicken

The breasts and wings of a chicken may be more desirable because they are white meat, but it doesn’t mean that it’s better for your health. Dark meat may have more fat, but it contains more zinc, iron, vitamin B6, and other healthful benefits for your body. Studies have also shown a link between dark meat and a lowered risk of heart disease.

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For Eyes And Country

Eating your veggies may be good for you, but the idea that carrots are good for eyesight may have something to do with World War II. Britain wanted to keep their radar technology under wraps, and food rationing made life for citizens challenging. Although carrots are indeed good for eye health and full of nutrients, the information spread about the vegetable made them more enjoyable to eat.

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One Sweet Immigrant Story

Maybe because of the legend of Johnny Appleseed, apple pie is thought to be an all-American dessert. However, apple pie is not a native of American cuisine. Savory and sweet pies were popular in England and The Netherlands way before Americans caught on to the idea. When apples reached America in the 1600s, the abundant and sweet fruit made the perfect filling for delicious pies.

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