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IN Health & Fitness ON 15 Nov, 2015
Who doesn’t love dipping their tasty chicken McNuggets in a creamy sauce or take a bite out of the delicious sandwich made of a healthy loaf? Well, we all do! Have you ever thought what they are actually made of? Scientists and artists collaborated to bring out the ingredients which go in our everyday processed food in form a book. It’s surprising and astonishing. Here’s a brief look at what goes in the different foods we love to eat!
The new book showcases detailed breakdown of 25 food items, which are depicted in the form of pictures as the following. Photographer Dwight Eschliman along with food writer Steve Ettlinger bifurcated different food items, to let people know what actually they eat. If you do not wish to know how the food gets on your table, better stop reading now.
Breaking down of the ingredients were done for different food items. It included items like Chicken McNuggets, Wholemeal bread, ketchup, PowerBar energy bars, RedBull energy drink, Naken Green Machine Smoothie, etc.
This popular snack item contains about 40 ingredients and some of them are not so acceptable in the world of food. It includes dextrose, the same sugar which is used to make leather more pliable by shoe makers. Along with that, it also contains corn stretch which serves as items used for making paper and cardboard.
Red bull – the energy drink gives you much more than the wings. It contains taurine which naturally occurs in the bile glands of humans and animals. The sugar which is used also finds its presence in the industrial use.
The popular product MorningStar Farms soy sausage contains many elements used in junk foods. It also contains Shellac which is used as a coating on apples to make them shiny and protect them from insect larvae. Not to forget, it also contains Ethyl Vanillin which in its primary stage is often labeled as 'toxic.'
The authors stated that this book is a result of their curiosity about the ingredients which make up popular foods. They do not mean to educate people on what to eat and what to not. Also, they do not judge anyone in any way.
Now that you know about the ingredients, what is your take? Will you continue engaging in the foods or go for something more suitable for your health.