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|Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 4:23 am: || |
Hi I've found a great farmshop, plain meat, nothing added, delicious. They also sell sausages with no additives, although it does contain potatoflakes. So I asked the farmer/butcher about these and he showed me the bag which says 100% potatoflakes, brand McCain. I got in touch with McCain who confirm there are no flavour enhancers used but does contain two processing aids E471 and E450i. E471 is 'mono and diglycerides derived from glycerol' ; E450i is Disodium Diphosphate. Am I right in being worried about the E450i; also what about the sausage wrapping (from animal gut ?high in gelatine)?
|Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 2:21 pm: || |
I avoid phosphates that are used as preservatives in foods. I especially react to pyrophospates. Mono and di-glycerides are derived from hydrolyzed corn and will contain some glutamate residues.
|Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 2:23 pm: || |
I'm fine with natural sausage wraps, but avoid gelatin products of all kinds.
|Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 8:29 am: || |
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