I just read a blog post that made me squirm a little.The topic?Condiments.Please believe I never thought conversation about condiments would make me uncomfortable,but you'll have to check this out to see what I mean...
We think a lot about what'sinour food--but not always about what we putonour food.So nutritional counselor and dietitianLauren Slaytonwrote aninteresting-meets-alarming postonBlisstreeabout secret ingredients in things like jelly,tomato sauce,and liquid aminos.Among her revelations:
Slayton saysthat food dyes such as Blue #1 and Blue #2 have been linked to dermatological issues and ADHD.Smuckers uses both of those dyes in its sugar-free jellies.
Conventional spicescontain pesticide residues.
Olive oilsstored in clear bottles get rancid more quickly than we think (most people keep oils around longer than they should,so there are a lot of us using bad oil).
The zippyLea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauceactually contains high fructose corn syrup.
Yikes!What condiments do you absolutely love (or hate!)--and do you ever take the time to research what's in them?
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