What's in My Food?: 75 Additives & 25 Grocery Staples Visually Explored

By Steve Ettlinger, Dwight Eschliman

In the bestselling culture of The components and Salt Sugar Fat, an remarkable visible exploration of what's relatively inside of our meals, atmosphere the list directly at the debatable and engaging technology of chemical and artificial ingredients in processed food—from Twinkies and McNuggets to natural protein bars and fit shakes.
What’s really on your food?

We’ve all learn the materials label at the again of a can, field, or bag from the grocer. yet what do all these mysterious-sounding chemical compounds and ingredients really do?

Focusing on seventy five of the commonest nutrition ingredients and 25 traditional nutrition items that comprise them, acclaimed photographer Dwight Eschliman and technology author Steve Ettlinger demystify the contents of processed foodstuff. jointly they demonstrate what each one additive seems like, the place it comes from, and the way and why it's used.

Essential for everybody who's eager about the wholesomeness in their nutrition or basically desirous about “polysorbate 60” or “tertiary butylhydroquinone,” Ingredients is a visually and scientifically beautiful trip from ketchup to chill Whip.

You’ll be stunned at what you find.

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Ingredients makes a speciality of processed nutrition ingredients from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, together with synthetic and typical flavorings, sweeteners, hues, preservatives, thickeners, emulsifiers, dessicants, and more.

It additionally indicates what's within Amy's Burrito Especial, Campbell's Chunky vintage fowl Noodle Soup, Doritos Cool Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips, Dr. Pepper, basic generators Raisin Nut Bran, Hebrew nationwide red meat Franks, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Hidden Valley the unique Ranch mild Dressing, Hostess Twinkies, Klondike Reese's Ice Cream Bars, Kraft Cool Whip unique, Kraft Singles - American Skim Milk fats unfastened, McDonald's bird McNuggets, MorningStar Farms unique Sausage Patties, Nabisco Wheat Thins, bare eco-friendly computer a hundred% Juice Smoothie, Nestle Coffee-Mate fats unfastened the unique espresso Creamer, Ocean Spray Cran-Grape Juice Drink, Oroweat fit Multi-Grain Bread, PowerBar functionality strength Bar Oatmeal Raisin, Quaker rapid Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream, crimson Bull power Drink, Snickers Bar, Trident excellent Peppermint Sugar loose Gum, and Vlasic Ovals Hamburger Dill Chips.

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