Why does man have to come up with the most complicated, chemically manipulated processes to alter our food for profit?
That's what it comes down to. The ability to maintain shelf life far longer than nature intended means more money for the makers.
Why am I on this tangent?
I was so excited when I bought Ortega flour tortillas. In a big fat yellow rectangle it shouts, "0g Trans Fat! Cholesterol Free!"
Not so fast. While eating supper last night I turned it over to look at the ingredients. Yes, I'm a reader while I eat and will read anything just to read.
Lo! What should my horrified gaze land upon but the ingredients of Interesterified Soybean Oil AND Hydrogenated Soybean Oil - with Monoglycerides no less!!
Fully Hydrogenated? Are they nuts? And actually have the audacity to add Interesterified fats on TOP of them?
I'll tell you what. Until both of those health dangers are removed, I am never going to by another Ortega product again. As currently made, they are not safe for my family, especially my husband who suffered a heart attack. Never mind the 300mg of salt for one taco. Who eats only one taco for supper?
Interesterified Oils are starting to appear in more and more products - buyer beware. I'm not going there. It's a chemical from a chemical process. It's too new and research is bouncing all over. I won't be a guinea pig for corporations if I can help it. I don't need nasty health surprises ten or fifteen years down the road when they finally figure out what all this manipulation of enzymes actually does to the human body.
Age is manipulating me all on its own.