Know the difference between brown and white eggs? Sure, I know a brown egg is, well, um, brown, and a white egg is white, but I don’t really know the difference — as in why one is brown and the other is white and if it matters which one I grab at the store.

What makes it more confusing (and sometimes comical) is when a food is marketed as one thing but they are actually another. Yeah, we’re talking about the produce department and their shady yam-sweet potato signs. All this time we thought they were connected and they’re two different starches!

But sweet potatoes aren’t the only hustle going. In order to be a true master of your food domain, you want to learn the differences between the common items shown in this BuzzFeed video. Armed with this insightful info, not only can you save money, but your nutrient stockpiles could go up too!

  1. Egg Shades

    The notion that brown eggs belong to an elite class due to their hue and cost is false. The shade comes from the fowl and pure biology, as all eggs start out white before going through separate process for coloring. Chicken genes have much to do with it.

    What is true is that it takes more to produce that brown coloring so the chickens are fed more and given higher amount of nutrients in their diet to be able to produce those pigments. That’s why those eggs are so expensive, because it costs more to feed them!

  2. Pepper Palate

    When picking out your peck of peppers, you may want to reach for red over green. Why? Because the green ones are unripe and red is where you’ll find the good stuff like vitamin C.

Hit play on the video below to hear more about the foods you buy (or avoid buying) all the time and you just might change your shopping habits.

Did you know about the differences between yam and sweet potato flesh? What’s the biggest surprise on this list? What would you add?