Why pay for a museum ticket when you can just walk down the aisle of your local grocery store? Your favorite snacks often have a rich history, from soda (or "pop," as we say in the Midwest) to the breakfast cereal you wake up to every morning. And whether by accident or on purpose, marketing and medicine were sometimes one and the same in some of the less science-centric stretches of history. Here are the surprising medical origins of some of the foods and beverages you'll find on supermarket shelves.
Graham Crackers and Corn Flakes
24 Food Origins
Key Facts In This Video
Taquitos were developed in southern California, not Mexico. 00:35
Pasta primavera is not Italian; it was invented in 1975 by a New York chef. 03:11
The Caesar salad originated in Mexico. 04:05
Written by Cody Gough June 11, 2018
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