7 Things You Don't Know About Your GroceriesHeather Sokol
I’m all about learning as much as I can about the food we eat. Not only does it allow me to feel confident about what I’m feeding my family, but it can help me save money too. The more you know, the more you can control your grocery budget.
Here are 7 things you probably didn’t know about your groceries (I didn’t!):
Generic products are made by big brands. 1 of 7I used to work for a grocery chain. One of the things they mentioned in training was that their store brand products were all made and packaged by large, name brands. Which means buying the lower priced "generic" item might just net you exactly the same thing.
Read more at ABC News
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Those produce numbers actually mean something. 2 of 7Would you like to know if your produce is conventionally grown, organic or GMO? Turns out, those numbers on the produce sticker can actually tell you. The PLU system for produce is still voluntary, but you can learn a lot from the numbers. For example, if it's a 4-digit code, the produce is conventionally grown.
Read more at Food. Just Sayin'.
Eggs don’t actually need to be refrigerated. 3 of 7
Mayonnaise does not cause food poisoning. 4 of 7
You can find out exactly what dairy your milk came from. 5 of 7
Produce isn’t washed before the store displays it. 6 of 7
That expiration date doesn’t mean what you think it means. 7 of 7
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