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Lots of Help Reading Ingredients

I came across this site the other day!  I was a bit intrigued yet skeptical!  So often I see things like corn syrup touted as all natural and fine in moderation and give a big sigh when I see it's funded by the corn refiners association.  I looked around for a while and was quite impressed to say the least.  The info seems accurate, at least to my knowledge, and I thought it must be a pretty good site if they are defining yeast extract as "an often used synonym for Monosodium Glutimate (MSG), to which many people have adverse reaction to."  I also loved that they had definitions right from the FDA for things like Natural Flavors!  You will soon see why I try to stay away from that ingredient.

It was started by Stan Rak who noticed there was lots of confusion and misinformation when it came to food ingredients!  And that most consumers where unaware of "hidden ingredients."  I haven't spent too much time on the site but the time I did made me think this could be really helpful to people who aren't like me and enjoy learning about and memorizing ingredients! ;)  I did some comparing of what the site said about ingredients to My Ingredient List and it seemed to match up in a lot of ways.

Check it out there is even a app for your phone, in case you are at the store and need help!

Like I said I haven't spent a lot of time over there so please don't think that I agree with everything on the site I probably won't get the time to read it all.  But if I have a product I'm wondering about I will for sure be using foodfacts.com to look it up and then of course use my own good judgement do what I feel best about even with this more trusted source!  Just thought I'd share maybe it can be another tool to help you sort through all the ingredient confusion out there. 

1 comment:

Kristi said...

This app is free right now (regularly $3.99)!! Don't know if it's just for today or longer.