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Do You Know If These Food "Facts" Are True Or False?

How many common misconceptions will you fall for?

Last updated on November 16, 2015, at 9:08 a.m. ET

Posted on November 16, 2015, at 9:08 a.m. ET

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    A stick of celery has about 10 calories, but it only takes 2 calories to digest it, according to Dr Tim Garvey, chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama.

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    Kale has 150mg calcium per 100g, whereas whole milk has 113mg.

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    It never burns off entirely, although most of it will in recipes that require a long enough cooking time. A study published in 1992 tested six recipes and found that they retained between 4 and 85% of the alcohol content after cooking.

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    There are actually a ton! Unlike most proteins derived from animals, not all plant-derived proteins are "complete". But plenty are, including cauliflower, black beans, and quinoa.

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    Some components in the chewing gum will break down in your digestive system. What doesn't will just pass through you undisturbed.

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    It's true! According to the NHS, 10 minutes of exposure to sunlight twice a day in the summer should give you enough vitamin D to last the year. So go forth and bask.

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    Cherries, strawberries, and peaches do too.

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    They grow underground!

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    The food colouring known as cochineal, carmine, carminic acid, natural red 4, and E120, is made from an extract from squished scales of the female cochineal bug.

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    Bananas are rich in potassium, and 0.012% of naturally occurring potassium is radioactive, making bananas slightly radioactive. It's not just bananas, though – all foods rich in potassium are slightly radioactive. In fact, humans contain naturally occurring potassium, making us slightly radioactive too.

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