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5 Food Myths Busted: Grocery shopping mistakes that are costing you money and quality

By Carolyn Malcoun, July 22, 2010 - 10:41am

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Carolyn asks: What food myth would you like to see busted?


Not all farmers market foods are local and not all their food is organic. Some farmer's are using pesticides and herbicides in growing their food. The Farmer's market allows you to talk to the farmer and make the determination whether or not you should buy. Find the ones you like and buy their produce.


08/05/2010 - 6:37pm

Is it true that you don't get the same nutrients from raw spinach as you do from cooked spinach?


08/03/2010 - 4:55pm

are organic foods healthier than non-organic foods


08/02/2010 - 10:31pm

That sugar free is better that regular...


07/28/2010 - 7:55pm

Well, not all of us have access to swanky farmer's markets with organic vegetables and farm fresh eggs. The word 'organic' is synonomous with expensive to me anyway. I can see if people have certain food allergies and must eat organic fruits and vegetables, but there is a difference between that and people just eating it so that they can boast about eating 'organic' and "local".
I love the information about frozen vegetables being just as nutritious or even more so. The other big plus to frozen is that they don't go bad in three days, which is a huge money saver!


07/28/2010 - 9:35am

I would like to know if Dried beans are less nutritious than Fresh.
Thank you.


07/28/2010 - 8:46am



07/27/2010 - 9:06pm

Yellow cheese tastes better than white cheese


07/27/2010 - 8:32pm

I had to laugh when I read this article - the biggest myth of all is that the best place to buy any of these items is at the grocery store! I get my eggs from a friend who has chickens, my milk from a herdshare arrangement, vegetables from a CSA and farmer's market, and either make my own bread or also purchase it at the farmer's market. It's so much cheaper when I stay out of the store - and I'm able to find organic versions of everything, plus support my local economy.

That's not to say I don't occasionally go to the store to pick up non-staples, or a bunch of cilantro or pasta, but it's definitely not where I get the above items on a regular basis.


07/27/2010 - 5:21pm

that "orange" cheese, such as orange cheddar or longhorn is bad because it's been colored. As I understand it, the coloring used is carotene. I grew up in the Midwest with orange cheese, and where I live now, in New England, the folks look down upon orange cheese.


07/27/2010 - 4:18pm

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