Twinkie, Deconstructed My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats

ISBN-10: 0452289289

ISBN-13: 9780452289284

Edition: N/A

Authors: Steve Ettlinger
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Description: A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didnt have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, whats polysorbate 60? he was at a lossand determined to find out. From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China, Twinkie, Deconstructeddemystifies some of the most common processed food ingredients where they come from, how they are made, how they are usedand why. Beginning at the source (hint: theyre often more closely linked to rock and petroleum than any of the four food groups), we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powderall for the sake of creating a simple snack cake. An insightful exploration of the modern food industry, if youve ever wondered what youre eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you.

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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