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Food Investigator

Like most of us, I read most nutrition labels like there was going to be a test on it. I tend to know, in great detail, what is going into my body. Good or bad. Well, today I had a shocking bad. Here I am eating mini dill pickles as a salty, crunchy snack instead of grabbing something like chips or crackers, thinking that I am on it....winning! Or not. I started looking at the label and discovered that there are all sorts of additives, like Polysorbate 80 (preservative), and carcinogenic Yellow 5, and Blue 1, which didn't that kill people in M&Ms in the 70s? (Maybe that was Red 4). In any case Yellow 5 has been banned in Europe, yet it is in my pickles.


So moral to the pickle story: pay attention to each and every label on your food. Something as innocent as a pickle can go very wrong. I guess I will be buying organic/natural pickles from now on. I also recently learned how good they are for your digestive system, since they are a fermented food (like sauerkraut and kimchee), and help promote healthy gut bacteria. Yum, yum....fermented bacteria. I prefer mine without fake colors.

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I hate when that happens! I love Bubbies. Safe bet every craving....


July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVal

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