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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?


Dead spinach photosynthesizes? Really?


09/26/2010 - 6:50pm

chocolate causes pimples


09/26/2010 - 6:38pm

Is the "Buy 1 get 1 free" really a bargin?


09/26/2010 - 6:04pm

I pick the bag of lettuce/spinach at the back, because usually it has a later 'sell by' date. Better yet, if I have the time, I just buy a whole head of lettuce/spinach because it stays fresher longer.


09/26/2010 - 5:46pm

Of course on #5, is because the older product is moved to the front and newer placed in back. (BUT) you need to really check as some stores have noticed this and put older in back hoping to fool the customer.
I use to work in produce and was ORDERED to do this by the STORE MANAGER.


09/26/2010 - 3:58pm

Thanks fpr the info on HFCS vs white granulated sugars. But what about honey and maple syrup versus white sugars?


09/26/2010 - 3:28pm

Would like to see the myth that fish is the way to get Omega 3, everyone keeps repeating it, but they do not "make" it, they ingest greens to up the percentage in their bodies.


09/26/2010 - 3:08pm

more about the brown egg


09/26/2010 - 2:22pm

If you add sugar to tomato sauce will it reduce the acid in it !


09/26/2010 - 2:20pm

I'm concerned that all canned foods are contaminated with BPA. Do I need to forgo all canned foods for fresh/organic or are some packaged without BPA? Please list label names. Thanks!
Kalin in Denver


09/26/2010 - 2:08pm

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