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Old 02-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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Another labeling trick I've noticed is MSG is never listed as such, it's always down as 621, so if you don't know your additive numbers, you wouldn't know.
Or yeast extract. Or some even harp "NO added MSG"

Really? If it hasnt been added, then why mention? Like as if MSG is naturally present in an ingredient.

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So what oils are hydrogenated?
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Companies are allowed a buffer on "all natural" products, they can have some non-natural products if it's under a certain limit. I think it's stupid, but that is why I always read the ingredient list.
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So what oils are hydrogenated?
Just about every type out there. Could be palm, soy, corn, etc.

Fried foods, processed meat, cheap baked goods (chips ahoy, etc), and where 'oil' is needed whether it's butter or other form, hydrogenated oils are used instead as they are cheaper. Chances are if they are processed food, there's likely hydrogenated oil of some kind. Hydrogenated soybean oil is used all over the place.
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So if it says canola oil I'm good?
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So if it says canola oil I'm good?
It'll say hydrogenated if it is. Otherwise you should be safe. I believe it's one of the requirements by the FDA.
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Good! Just found some pretzels w/ only 5 ingredients hoping to switch out for fish crackers
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