14 May '11, 1pm

Why Is There Wood Pulp In My Ice Cream?

Why Is There Wood Pulp In My Ice Cream?

We’re becoming more and more aware that even the foods we think are harmless enough are laden with a bounty of additives that we had no idea existed. From dyes to preservatives and every filler in between, taking care to eat clean can be a downright difficult proposition. But the latest and greatest food additive may also be used in your home’s construction. Well not exactly but in all seriousness, it’s called powdered cellulose and that fancy name is used to hide the fact you're eating wood pulp. According to the Wall Street Journal : One of an array of factory-made additives, cellulose is increasingly used by the processed-food industry, producers say. Food-product makers use it to thicken or stabilize foods, replace fat and boost fiber content, and cut the need for ingredients like oil or flour, which are getting more expensive. Producers don’t want to pay the price for...

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