Fast Food Scavenger Hunt


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Modified Food Starch:

Modified food starches have made many improvements in the foods produced today, resulting in lower costs, more attractive products and better tastes. They may also be a hidden source of gluten for many. Educate yourself about the foods you eat and double check any source that contains modified food starch on its label to ensure the safety of your food.Natural Flavor:

“Natural flavor is a man-made additive, and it makes processed food and fast food taste outstanding.

It’s not the only additive that flavors our (processed and fast) food, but it sure does a great job.”

Xanthum Gum:

Xanthum gum is a polysaccharide that’s commonly used as a food additive. The name is derived from the strain of bacteria used during the fermentation process that is used to make it, Xanthomonas campestris. This is the same bacteria responsible for causing black rot to form on broccoli, cauliflower and other leafy vegetables. The bacteria form a slimy substance which acts as a natural stabilizer or thickener. It was developed when the United States Department of Agriculture ran a number of experiments involving bacteria and various sugars to develop a new thickening agent similar to corn starch or guar gum.

Calcium Disodium EDTA:

calcium disodium EDTA, appears in foods and cosmetic products to prevent air from spoiling them by introducing unwanted oxygen into the products’ molecular structures.

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