Hazardous chemicals in food
• Hazardous chemicals in foods
Even the most experienced cook can not fully assess the quality of the product on the eye. In some cases, smell and color play only feature beautiful packaging that hides a set of questionable ingredients. The researchers tested some products, to find out where and under the guise of what may lurk potential dangers.
Universal gas is suitable not only for lighters. The food industry considers butane as an artificial antioxidant. Chemical element added to chicken nuggets to keep a fresh look. Dish, which in appearance looks like a freshly cooked, it may well be podzapravleno butane.
Most often found in ready-made processed foods with a long shelf life, such as frozen foods, crackers, chips and fast food.
Increased estrogen levels indicates a questionable origin of the product. Most often, a hormone given to dairy cows and meat. Estrogen causes the accelerated development and growth, which significantly increases the yields and the number of meat products. Although the question of experts answer "whether it is harmful" negative use of such products in food, doctors strongly recommend.
3. Powdered spinach
The composition of some pastry green or even a hint of it is only indirectly related to vegetable crops. As component mimicking foliage, dewatered and used herein has no nutritional value spinach. The use of such products as useful as it is dust.
4. Propylene glycol, or antifreeze
The substance is usually used in the automotive and cosmetic industry. The reagent does not freeze panes, and also provides a water-retaining and softening effect. Since the adverse symptoms have not been registered, the material began to be used as a food additive for the creation of these same properties in foods.
Potentially dangerous products: confectionery products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic carbonated beverages, energy, frozen fruits and poultry.
Since natural vanilla is expensive, and world demand is several thousand tons per year, it was invented by way of synthesis of the substance of the more affordable components. Basically vanillin produced from lignin - byproduct of the pulp and paper industry. It is used as a flavoring in yogurt, baked goods, beverages and confectioneries.
6. The substance of beaver glands
Aromatic substance extracted from beaver glands. Initially, the mixture is intended for medical purposes. Over time, it began to be used in the perfume industry as a natural perfume and odor lock. From the point of view of food industry substances can reproduce raspberry flavoring. It is believed that these days the jet only added expensive perfume in practice beaver gland found in jelly, ice cream, candy and flavored drinks.
About that, what is in the product, usually written on the packaging, but for the modern buyer is no more than a formality. Going for food, should not be limited entertaining reading matter about shelf life, especially if the product is wrapped in bright packaging and sold at attractive low price.