7 Fun & Surprising Food Facts You May Not Know

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With so much attention paid to food (especially among MindBodyGreen readers!), it seems almost inconceivable that 1. Figs are not necessarily vegan. Say what? While this one is a bit debatable, some varieties of figs are actually pollinated by wasps that end up dying within the fruit. The figs go on to “digest” the wasp, but some of the crunchy shell and eggs may be left behind. Some vegans and vegetarians still choose to consume figs, though, because they view this relationship between wasps and figs as naturally symbiotic, but…read more

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7 Surprising Food Facts You Don’t Know!

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Thousands of years ago, natural foods were hunted, picked, gathered, and farmed. In modern times, with the advancement of technology and the thirst for higher profit margins, food manufacturers are developing creative ways to manufacture, market, and distribute a variety of foods as cheaply as possible. Some of these methods are ingenious, but they also may have deleterious health effects and unintended consequences. The following food facts are not meant to scare you into avoiding certain foods, but to create awareness for how some food is made and distributed. The…read more

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