by Elizabeth Goodman Artis
Even the most passionate whole food fanatic has probably consumed something of dubious nature at one point in time. In fact, many everyday items on grocery store shelves-and even in higher-end health food stores-are, on closer inspection, more enigmatic than they first appear. From tofu cream cheese (how does a block of wiggly tofu become spreadable, anyway?) to that canned wonder Spam, we asked Barb Stuckey, professional food developer at Mattson and author of Taste What You're Missing: The Passionate Eater's Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good to reveal the truth behind seven foods that make you wonder (at least, they should).