Twinkie, Deconstructed My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats
List price: $17.00
Buy it from $2.29
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
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.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall