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Beware: These 7 Ingredients Aren't What You Think They Are

Beware: These 7 Ingredients Aren't What You Think They Are

You may not be buying what you think you're buying

Here’s an unpleasant surprise: many bottles of olive oil also contain soybean or vegetable oil.

It's no surprise that you have lots of choices at your local grocery store. Even if you're looking for a specific item, the chances are good you will have more than one brand to choose from. For many items, there is often little to no difference between brands — but there are a few ingredients for sale on store shelves that have earned a bad reputation; some food items are not what the packaging leads you to believe.

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One of the roles of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to protect consumers from false or misleading packaging. Although they don’t pre-approve labels for food products, they are “responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled.” Though several government agencies are involved in food regulation, the FDA handles many of the food labeling concerns. Despite the fact that numerous lawsuits are filed each year with regards to food labels, many items remain on store shelves with labeling that most would agree is misleading.

In the case of “food fraud,” involving foods that are labeled as one thing and either contain very little of said ingredient or are something else entirely, economics are often the cause of the problem. Companies want to produce items as cheaply as possible, which can lead them to look for ways to cut or reduce costly ingredients without sacrificing the appeal of the product. Similarly, these same companies want to sell as much of a particular item as possible and they carefully design packaging to maximize sales. All this can add up to misleading labels on our food.

Though the FDA and other special interest organizations continue to work on behalf of consumers to advocate for clarity in food labeling, it’s important for consumers themselves to be knowledgeable about their food and purchases. Fortunately, instances of food fraud are low; keep this list handy and you’ll be able to avoid most imposters.

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Think you’re eating cod? It’s probably tilapia. Red snapper? That could be tilapia, too. False labeling on fish is very common in the United States; as much as one third of the fish in your grocery store could be incorrectly labeled, with snapper being the most commonly mislabeled. Be sure to check Monterey Bay Aquarium’s website for more information about the best fish to buy.

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Once a spice is ground, it can be difficult to know what it includes. In the case of black pepper that might be papaya seeds and pepper stems. To be sure you’re getting all real black pepper, invest in a pepper mill and grind your own from whole peppercorns.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

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Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


175 Dehydrator Recipes You’ll love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.

Have you just purchased your first dehydrator? Are you looking for new recipes to use with your existing machine? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled 175 incredible dehydrator recipes that are sure to please. Wondering how to make fruit leather in a dehydrator? We’ve got you covered with several examples. Not sure what to do with extra SCOBY, persimmons, tofu, and other unique ingredients? We’ve got recipes for those, too.

Learning how to use a dehydrator is a valuable skill. Not only can you preserve food to prevent waste, sometimes extending its life by months or years, but you also get to control exactly what goes into your body. A major problem with store-bought snacks and meals is that they’re loaded with so many unnecessary ingredients, including sugar, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. You don’t need these things, and you should have the freedom to choose foods that are free of them. When that option’s not available, it’s time to do things yourself.

The recipes you find here are suitable for all kinds of machines, whether you have an entry-level Nesco (we like this one if you’re on a budget) or a robust Excalibur 3926TB – this is the one I own and I love it. They’re also suitable for all skill levels, so don’t feel intimidated when you see recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather, Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers, or Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola—you can do it!

Give these recipes a try, and then let us know how they turn out—we’d love to hear your feedback! We’d also love to know if you’ve tried any other awesome dehydrator recipes that we should include for other readers to enjoy.

Table of Contents

Dehydrated Fruit Recipes

Dehydrated Snack Recipes

Dehydrated Vegetable Recipes

Dehydrated Herbs & Spices

Dehydrated Meat & Fish Recipes

Other Dehydrated Recipes


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