02/17/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Feb 28, 2014

Insects In Peanut Butter, And More Food Facts That We Refuse To Believe

As food lovers, we pride ourselves on knowing a lot about food. We're constantly working to expand our culinary horizons, because food is the center of our universe. Not all the information we accrue is gratifying, however. In our tireless pursuit of food facts, we've come across certain truths that are somewhat -- or very -- alarming. They're so disturbing, in fact, that we just can't comprehend them.

Twinkies, for example, do not have an infinite shelf-life, despite popular belief. Watermelon and avocados, it turns out, are berries, while strawberries are not. It's true. It's all true -- even if we refuse to accept it. Here are 13 food facts we don't want to believe:

Food Facts We Don't Want To Believe

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Correction: This post originally stated that there are an average or 30 more insect fragments per 100 grams of peanut butter, while in fact that is the defect level that the FDA permits per 100 grams of peanut butter. This post also originally called "prunus" a family, when it is actually a genus in the rose family (Rosaceae), and it incorrectly stated that salmon skin is dyed pink, when it is the flesh that is dyed.



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