|My first bread...|
Just to name a few:
Azodicarbonamide - dough conditioner. Small detail - it is "banned from use in Europe because studies showed it could cause asthma or allergic reactions".
Monocalcium phosphate - "a leavening agent and preservative".
Calcium propionate - "a preservative that inhibits mold and bacterial growth. Considered safe, but in the early 1990′s it was linked to attention deficit disorder in children".
High-fructose corn syrup - no comments on that.
Mono and di-glycerides, ethoxylated mono and di-glycerides - who knows where this come from!
Read about The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread here:
Some interesting information about bread ingredients is posted here:
And here is another one:
"Did you know that L-cysteine, a common dough conditioner, flavor enhancer in human and pet foods, and precursor in some dietary supplements, is most often derived from human hair or duck feathers, and to a lesser extent from pigs' bristles and hooves?"
Read more here:
I had enough. I rolled my sleeves, and went from the research mode into the baking mode.
And my bread making journey began.
Next post - easy bread recipe, just like grandma use to make.
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian