Cinnamon Poptart

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Ingredients in a cinnamon pop tart:

ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLID ACID), BROWN SUGAR (SUGAR, MOLASSES), SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL (WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS), CORN SYRUP, DEXTROSE, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CRACKER MEAL, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF SALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE, CORNSTARCH, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), CINNAMON, WHEAT STARCH, GELATIN, CARAMEL COLOR, SOY LECITHIN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, NIACINAMIDE, REDUCED IRON, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), FOLIC ACID.

Flour – basic ingredient used in cooking, basically harmless

Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, – Vitamins, harmless

Brown Sugar – another basic cooking ingredient

Soybean and Palm Oil – Palm oil is a vegetable oil. Soybean oil is also a vegetable oil.

CORN SYRUP – made from starch of corn and contains varying amounts of maltose and higher oligosaccharides. Obvioulsy, not very good for you. Actually, worse than sugar.

Cracker meal – crushed crackers

Salt – not very good for you, it says not much salt is used, however.

Calcium Carbonate – basically added calcium

Cornstarch – comes from corn grain

Wheatstarch  – comes from wheat

Gelatin – protein obtained from animal parts collagen

Caramel Color – more corn product

Folic Acid – actually has some positive side effects and health benefits,

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate – an ingredient in baking powders,  can cause you to exceed safe phosphorous levels

 

 

 

One thought on “Cinnamon Poptart

  1. brown sugar, corn syrup and corn starch — at least 3 sugar ingredients. How many grams of sugar in a serving?

    I had a student who left her poptart (and some other foods) out on a table all semester and the poptart did NOT change one bit. Except for some hardening — it was very edible.

    Concerning ….

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