Food is an integral part of our lives, without which we simply could not exist, and to know all the intricacies of such a vast area, as cooking is simply impossible.
Naturally, trying to find information about cooking a particular dish or using kitchen utensils, we are often faced with various kinds of information which, as it turns out, is not always true, reports Rus.Media.
Chips Pringles not made of potatoes
In fact, this popular snack is prepared from a special test. It includes wheat, rice, cornmeal and dehydrated potato flakes. Thin pieces of dough fried in deep fat, then dried and sprayed with powder spices and other flavor enhancers.
Almonds, peanuts, pistachios are not nuts
From the point of view of botany, the walnut is the fruit in a rigid sheath, which is not degradable in natural conditions. The “real” nuts — hazelnut, chestnut and an acorn. The almond is a seed, groundnut belongs to the bean. Pistachios, walnuts and pine nuts are seeds or the seeds.
Carrot is not only orange
The orange carrots that we see on the shelves, began to withdraw only in the XVII century. Prior to that, around the world were common purple, white, yellow and red types carrots.
100% fruit juice is not sold in boxes
To juice is not bad, fruits are artificially deprived of oxygen. Unfortunately, during this process they have lost the taste and smell. Therefore, manufacturers add flavors and other food additives, so that the juice no longer has the right to be called 100%.
Cereal is not all natural product
Many believe oatmeal is a useful product. Most often to speed up the drying of the oats used chemistry. In 2010, the United States, even held a trial against well-known company that produces cereal. Their composition is found dangerous to human health TRANS fats and accused the company of false advertising.
Maple syrup is not always useful
Many have heard about the benefits of maple syrup. He is often described as a healthy sugar substitute. However, a cheap bottle of syrup can contain forgery, in which you’ll find preservatives, artificial flavor and dyes.
Real olive oil is hard to find on the shelves of shops.
Olive oil is extremely healthy and tasty. When buying it should be careful. According to research by the National consumers League (National Consumers League), 2/3 bottles in supermarkets contain soy oil with olive flavor.
Decaf coffee still contains caffeine
Everyone has their beliefs about the benefits or dangers of coffee. If your doctor has forbidden you to use any substances that stimulate the nervous system, remember that pack any decofun drink may contain from 0.01 to 3 % caffeine.
“Fitness bars” are not good for health
Popular bars such as muesli contain a lot of sugar, salt, canola oil and corn flour that does not make them useful. Also for drying cereals and oatmeal to use chemical compounds. For this reason, in 2014 and 2016 in the United States court banned the firm Nature Valley to use the mark “100% natural” on their bars.
Marshmallow is not suitable for vegetarians
Composed of delicate marshmallow gelatin is present. Is used in its manufacture are skin and bones of animals. This raw material is boiled, and then added starch and sweeteners. Before you eat any product made of gelatine, remember, from which it is prepared.