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Debunking Common Misconceptions About Twinkies, Tomatoes, Chimichangas, and More

Mental Floss sets the record straight.

Here's a quick explainer from the nerds behind Mental Floss, explaining away common food misconceptions. Did you know: The chimichanga, a deep-fried burrito, was not invented in Mexico; perhaps unsurprisingly, it's an American creation. The Twinkie has a shorter shelf-life than you probably think. And, did you know that the Supreme Court has weighed in on the misconception surrounding whether tomatoes are a fruit or a vegetable? Find out more about white chocolate, MSG, salted boiling water, and more.

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