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Deciphering Food Industry Quote

April 20, 2011
By:  Maria
“Doritos is not bad for you…  Doritos is nothing but corn mashed up, fried a little bit with just very little oil, and then flavored in the most delectable way.”                                                            -PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi
Really?? 
 Let’s take a closer look at the two-inch long list of ingredients above and the ingredients in another flavor of Doritos brand below:
Whole corn, vegetable oil (Contains one or more of the following: corn, soybean, and/or sunflower oil), corn maltodextrin, salt, tomato powder, corn starch, lactose, whey, nonfat milk, corn syrup solids, onion powder, sugar, garlic powder, monosodium glutamate (MSG), cheddar cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, disodium phosphate, dextrose, malic acid, buttermilk, natural and artificial flavors, sodium acetate, artificial color (Including: Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5), sodium caseinate, spice, citric acid, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate.
Yep, that long list is what I picture “corn mashed up…fried..very little oil” to be.  The MSG and partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil must be the “delectable” flavor they speak of, eh?
Reading food labels can be very informative and I suggest you read them frequently in order to know exactly what you are putting into your body!  If it were me, I would be putting anything with that ingredient list back on the shelf – asap!
More on MSG here

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