7 Cases When We Get a Fake Instead of Our Favorite Food

5. Dogwood dry tomatoes

7 Cases When We Get a Fake Instead of Our Favorite Food

Cherry dogwood is really easy to fake using cherry tomatoes. Be alert if you see cheap dogwood in a supermarket — the price is a very important marker. The taste of cherry tomatoes is not that much different from dogwood, especially if your brain thinks you are eating the latter.

But it’s also not hard to tell genuine dogwood from cherry tomatoes:

  • They look different (pay attention to the photos above). Dogwood can have a different shape and color (it depends on the kind) but they still look different from cherry tomatoes.
  • The pit is different. Dogwood has one big pit inside and dry cherry tomatoes have a lot of small seeds inside.

6. Healthy dry fruit

Dried fruits are not supposed to look attractive. But this way, not many people will want to buy them. This is why many manufacturers use sulfur dioxide to make them more appealing. The “right” dried fruit is not shiny and doesn’t have a beautiful color.

Brightness is not the only aspect you should take into account. It’s great if you know in advance what the natural fruit looks like. For example, the kumquat in the photo above never look this green.

The less access bacteria have to the inside of the fruit, the better. This is why you should choose dried fruit that is intact.

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