5 Products you will NOT buy again if you know what they are made of...
We enter restaurants and buy products that sometimes have "secret ingredients" that make them taste the way they do. Whether it is something simple, or something absolutely disgusting, chefs sometimes keep their ingredients secret. On the other hand, the products we buy from grocery stores also contain some substances that if we really knew about, we might never buy them. NEVER! Having said that, in today's article we will show you a series of articles that their preparation could make you stop buying them in stores.
If gummies and other types of candy were among your daily dose of fun when you were a kid, and maybe even now, it can be difficult to know how they are actually made. To begin with, pigs are disinfected and roasted before having their skin peeled. Then the meat is piled up in a machine that turns the skin into a frozen stick. From there, the gelatin is prepared in ropes and miraculously turned into pieces of chewy candy of size suitable for eating. Sounds appetizing, right?
Since the produced gels are thermoreversible, the candies can melt while they are heated in the mouth. Both the texture and the amount of time it takes for a caramel to dissolve in the mouth can be controlled by the amount of gelatin in your recipe. In addition, the pH is controlled chemically by the addition of acids, such as citric, lactic, fumaric and malic. They also carry flavors, lubricants and brightness enhancers, which contain beeswax, coconut oil, carnauba wax, mineral oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, pear concentrate, and enamel. Of course, I'm sure you prefer all this, to the taste of bones and crushed meat scraps!
2. Crab sticks
These appetizing crab sticks that we often buy with the aim of coming to them when we do not feel like cooking, are a form of kamaboko, a processed seafood made from starch and finely powdered white fish (surimi), shaped and cured to simulate meat of snow crab leg or Japanese spider crab. However, the amount of crab meat used is zero. Japan's Sugiyo Company first produced and patented imitation crab meat in 1973 using a type of scallion called Kanikama.
In 1976, The Berelson Company of San Francisco, along with Sugiyo, introduced it internationally. While Kanikama remained its common name in Japan, they are commonly referred to as crab sticks, ocean sticks, sea legs and imitation crab sticks. Legal restrictions now prevent them from being marketed as "crab sticks" in many places, since they have never brought crab meat. The main ingredients are wheat, egg white (albumin), and the enzyme transglutaminase, in addition to artificial crab aroma and red dye for the exterior part.
First, you should know that Pringles once argued that its high processing and low potato content actually made the company a non-brewer, but its own Pringles (thus avoided paying taxes). As snacks are recognized as a necessity in the UK, they are not taxed. However, French fries are luxury commodities and are subject to tax. Instead of being chunks of chips, the company starts with a mixture of rice, wheat, corn and potato flakes, and mixes them to shape it.
In fact, you could say that these potatoes are not potatoes at all. The mass of these snacks is deployed as a sheet of ultrafine cookie dough and given the shape, they have by a machine. The cut is complex enough that the chips are completely free of extra dough. Then they advance on a conveyor belt until they are pressed into the moulds, giving them the curve that makes them fit one over the other. These moulds are immersed in boiling oil and fried for a few seconds. They are then dried, sprinkled with powdered flavours, and finally stacked little by little. They are introduced into the cans with space inside and are directed to the innocent mouths of consumers.
This depends a lot on whether it is fruit juice concentrate or not. First, the fruit is cultivated, where green and healthy ones are selected for the juice. Washed thoroughly and cleaned before being squeezed. Once done, it is usually pasteurized slightly to keep it fresh for longer, something that is widely accepted that helps protect natural nutrients and maintain premium quality. However, the process has several more stages. The juice is heated by evaporating the water, or it can be ultrafiltered and then concentrated by the reverse osmosis technique. This is how the fruit concentrate is born! Water is then added to the concentrate and mixed for its quality. In the end, it is packaged in a way that protects vitamins and minerals from the effects of light.
The main ingredients are wax, oil, alcohol, and pigment. Wax contains some combination of three types: bees, candelilla or camauba (more expensive). Oils such as ore, castor, lanolin, or vegetable are added to the wax. The fragrance and pigment are also added, as well as preservatives and antioxidants, which prevent the pencil from becoming rancid. Lanolin is a substance that is obtained from sheep wool that is boiled to obtain the wax. To make matters worse, each woman eats about 4 kilos of lipstick throughout her life.
The manufacturing process is easier to understand if you see different steps: fusing and mixing the lipstick; Pouring the mixture into the tube; And packing the product for sale. Since the mass of the lipstick can be mixed and stored for later use, the mixture can be prepared before pouring. Once everything is in the tube, it’s time for the packaging which is very variable, depending on your mark.
What do you think of these everyday products? Will you continue to buy them knowing what they are made of?
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