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Carrageenan and the Glutamate Connection

February 6th, 2014|Categories: Food Additives|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is carrageenan? Carrageenan is a polysaccharide (complex sugar) extracted from seaweed. It is added to food as a gelling agent and stabilizer. Where does carrageenan come from? Carrageenan is

The 100% Rule

February 1st, 2014|Categories: Food Additives|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are not so apparent rounding rules applied to food labeling.  Many rushed consumers may think they are buying 100% juice for their kids. Why wouldn’t they?  The front of

Reading Labels: “No MSG Added”

January 21st, 2014|Categories: Addiction, Diet, Food Additives|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The label “No MSG Added” has become meaningless to the consumer.  Such a label does not mean MSG or free glutamate is not in the final product. Even products that

My New Lab Bench Is My Kitchen

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Diet, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As my scientific career advanced over the years, I found myself getting further from the lab bench where I practiced the art of science in experimentation.  My exposure to science

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