10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone salad dressing is upping the ante with an ad campaign and a new label on the bottles. The label includes the following bold statement: Naturally helps BETTER ABSORB vitamins A & E from salad with the oils in Wish-Bone … Continue reading

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What are these Additives?

What are these Additives?

A nice slideshow from FitSugar explains what the following ingredients, commonly found in processed foods are: Maltodextrin – a carb, serves a as thickener Inulin – a soluble fiber Methylcellulose – an emulsifier and thickener from … cellulose Xantham gum … Continue reading

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Are You Still Buying Salad Dressing?

Are You Still Buying Salad Dressing?

Image by kurafire via Flickr The word salad conjures, for most people, mounds of iceberg lettuce, a few other veggies, and a hefty ladle of dressing. As with many things, the US did not invent it, but in the last … Continue reading

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