They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. Separate fact from fiction with this guide!
They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. From sounding the alarm on toxins to revealing secrets to a healthy diet, questionable advice is everywhere. Separate fact from fiction with this handy guide to Internet food rumors.
Rumor: Jarred spices are contaminated with the salmonella bacteria.
Fact! Salmonella is a toxic bacteria that can trigger diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. According to a recent report by the FDA, imported spices may have double the risk of salmonella than other inspected foods. Spices can be contaminated during harvest, storage or the production process.
While there are only a handful of instances where people have gotten sick from these spices, it is still wise to exercise caution. Reduce your risk of exposure by cooking with your spices instead of adding them to cooked dishes. The heat will help kill any lingering bacteria.