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Food Myths Many People Still Believe

Will sitting too close to the television really make you blind? Does the color red actually rile a bull? Will hair grown back faster and thicker the more you shave?

Life abounds with myths of every kind, some of which stick with us longer than others. Read on to learn just a few common misconceptions many people still hold true.

 

STORING BREAD IN THE FRIDGE MAKES IT STAY FRESH LONGER

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Not every kind of food needs to be stored in the refrigerator to maintain optimal freshness, bread being one of them.

From the moment it’s baked, bread begins to cool and goes through a process known as starch retrogradation and recrystallization by which the starches in the bread begin to crystallize, leaving it to harden and become stale.

Storing bread in the fridge only hastenes the firming of those starches more so than keeping it at room temperature throughout its loaf-span.

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