Aflatoxin, a liver-damaging toxin produced by mold, can occur in peanuts as well as in other legumes, nuts, seeds, corn, wheat, other crops and some spices. Should peanut-lovers in the U.S. be concerned?
Many people avoid nuts, thinking they are too fattening. And most do contain a lot of calories, though these come mostly from healthy saturated fats. But research now suggests that nuts can, in fact, help with weight control.
Potatoes may have a bad reputation as diet-busters, but are they really such nutritional villains? We cut into all the half-baked myths about spuds so you can decide whether to dish them out or ditch them.