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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?

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Food Myth #5: You should always pick the bag of spinach at the back of the produce case.
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, revealed that spinach stored continuously under the light for as little as three days boasted higher levels of vitamin C and preserved levels of K, E, folate and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. The lights enhance nutrient levels by encouraging photosynthesis—the process by which plants use energy from the sun to create food and compounds that protect them. That means that the package of spinach at the front of the case could actually have more nutrients than the one in the dark at the back of the case in the dark.

SERIOUSLY?THE LIGHTS MAKE THE BAGS OF SPINACH IN THE FRONT HAVE MORE NUTRIENTS THAN THE BAGS IN THE DARK BACK,PHOTOSYNTHESIS IS HAPPENING IN FROZEN BAGS OF SPINACH!!!Disgraceful writing & another blog entry was almost as bad.

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03/14/2014 - 10:19pm

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