12 Secrets the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Browsing the store shelves, we usually take what catches our eye. But is it really the right thing to do? Pretty looks don’t guarantee good taste or health benefits.
Hard cheese
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When buying hard cheese, pay attention to its color, holes, and texture: it should be uniform and without a white crust; the holes should be evenly distributed on the whole chunk; if the cheese doesn’t restore its shape after you squeeze it a little bit, it’s better not to take it.
Meat
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Fresh meat is pink, not bright red or even brown. Note the fat streaks: they should be glistening and very light. Good meat will also return to its original shape and not stick to your hands.
Ground coffee
Opt for coffee with an average price: the cheap one won’t be good, while the expensive one’s taste is the same. Good ground coffee is never stored in plastic jars, only in glass or metal ones. Look at the “best before” date too — it shouldn’t be more than 18 months.
Honey
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Natural honey is transparent and of a uniform color. Quality honey is very sweet and has a specific fragrance. Rub a drop of it between your fingers: if it’s easily absorbed by your skin, it’s fine.

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