By Christopher Cook / LifeAtStart.com Reporter
Within the vast diversity of our world you can’t believe everything you are told. You can’t even trust the foods you eat to be what they are labeled as. Here are some common food deceptions.
- American Cheese singles aren’t actually considered cheese but cheese products because there is less than 51% of real cheese in its ingredients.
- Margarine is not actually the healthy alternative to butter it has been marketed as for decades because of the items used to extend its shelf life.
- Pringles aren’t actually potato chips stacked in a tube, the potato content of Pringles is only 42% coming from dehydrated potato flakes mixed into a dough.
- Red Snapper is the most mislabeled and miss sold fish food product throughout the US. They are often substituted by 28 different species of fish occurring in 93% of Red Snapper purchases.
- The common pumpkin spice found in your seasonal drinks most likely contains no spices at all. It is more likely that your pumpkin spice is composed of chemicals.
- Peanuts, walnuts, pecans and almonds are not actually nuts. Peanuts are legumes. Walnuts, pecans and almonds are classified as drupes.
- Oranges lose their natural orange flavor when converted into juice and use flavoring to restore the orange taste.
- Though zero calorie drinks are marketed as the healthier alternative, studies show that these drinks often lead to weight gain.