Household Hacker Busts 5 Food Myths That Everyone Believes In

HouseholdHackerPublished: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 201682,382 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 2016

In a world wrought with misinformation, how can you know what to believe in anymore? Myths and urban legends still circle to this day, but the Household Hacker has taken to debunking them, one by one.

In this episode, we bust 5 food related myths that everyone believes in today and we tell you how to get around them.

You may have been taught that storing bread in the fridge will make it last longer, but that is as bad a myth as we have ever seen. Storing bread at low temperatures above freezing will cause the starch in the bread to form its crystalline structures faster, making it more prone to mildew, among other nuisances. That being said, just wrap your loaf tightly to prevent unnecessary air exposure and your bear will keep just enough.

What about the old and famous “salt makes water boil faster”? The myth came from the fact that if you throw salt into hot water, it will roll into a boil instantly, but that is just caused by the crystalline formations of the salt granules hitting the surface of the water. In fact, salt actually rises the boiling point of water! Don’t believes us? Watch the video to see how salted water behaves next to unsalted water.

Don’t forget to check out Household Hasker’s other videos for more awesome tricks, hacks and all sorts of useful information!

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