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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ingredients

Emulsifier Polysorbate 80 Tween 80 Sorbitan monooleate FDA, View Tween 80, HUANA Product Details from Guangzhou Runhua Food Additive Co., Ltd. on Alibaba.
You may have heard that scientists have uncovered evidence that food additives are at the root of America's obesity epidemic. I expected a massive disinformation campaign to appear. Remember Monsanto chemical company's, without chemicals, life itself would be impossible campaign? Curiously, the internet seems to have scrubbed of every image and video from that advertising campaign. Anyway, the disinformation campaign hasn't happened. Could corporations be wising up? Or maybe the guys running those shows have the same problem the rest of us fat guys have.
    I've started checking ingredient labels, looking for the evil polysorbate 80. I heated up a frozen Red Baron Pepperoni Pizza for lunch and there was ingredient list was printed on the side, but it may as well have been a written in hieroglyphics. I wasn't going to try and puzzle it out, so I pulled one off of their website. It's fairly horrendous, but it doesn't appear to contain any of the dreaded emulsifiers and certainly no polysorbate 80. I reformatted so I could see what I was getting. There are only six main ingredients:

  • ENRICHED FLOUR 
  • TOMATOES 
  • LOW MOISTURE PART SKIM MOZZARELLA CHEESE 
  • PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN AND BEEF 
  • WATER,
  • CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF:

That last one could be bit scary, I mean, who knows what you could hide in there.
But if you expand each of these you get a list that may as well be a mile long:

  • ENRICHED FLOUR
    • WHEAT FLOUR,
    • MALTED BARLEY FLOUR,
    • NIACIN,
    • REDUCED IRON,
    • THIAMINE MONONITRATE,
    • RIBOFLAVIN,
    • FOLIC ACID
  • TOMATOES
    • WATER,
    • TOMATO PASTE
  • LOW MOISTURE PART SKIM MOZZARELLA CHEESE
    • CULTURED PASTEURIZED PART SKIM MILK,
    • SALT,
    • ENZYMES
  • PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN AND BEEF
    • PORK,
    • MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN,
    • BEEF,
    • SALT,
    • CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF:
      • WATER,
      • DEXTROSE,
      • SPICES,
      • SMOKE FLAVORING,
      • LACTIC ACID STARTER CULTURE,
      • SODIUM ASCORBATE,
      • FLAVORING,
      • GARLIC POWDER,
      • SODIUM NITRITE,
      • BHA,
      • BHT,
      • CITRIC ACID,
      • CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF:
        • PAPRIKA,
        • OLEORESIN OF PAPRIKA
  • WATER,
  • CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF:
    • YEAST,
    • VEGETABLE SHORTENING
      • PALM OIL,
      • NATURAL FLAVOR,
      • SOY LECITHIN
    • SUGAR,
    • VEGETABLE OIL
      • SOYBEAN,
      • COTTONSEED,
      • CORN, AND/OR
      • CANOLA OIL
    • SALT,
    • MODIFIED FOOD STARCH,
    • SPICE,
    • MALTODEXTRIN,
    • GARLIC,
    • VEGETABLE PROTEIN
      • HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN,
      • HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN,
    • PAPRIKA,
    • ONION,
    • GARLIC POWDER,
    • DOUGH CONDITIONER
      • WHEAT STARCH,
      • L-CYSTEINE HYDROCHLORIDE,
      • AMMONIUM SULFATE
    • ASCORBIC ACID,
    • ENZYMES CONTAINS
      • WHEAT

I ate the pizza before I wrote this. I was hungry.

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