Tuesday, 17 April 2012


The poultry sort. Fried, boiled, scrambled. I eat them. My daughter keeps chickens and gives me eggs.
Pretty simple stuff....?

A Fast Food Egg

A Subway Egg Omelet Patty (Regular) contains:
 Whole eggs, egg whites, water, nonfat dry milk, premium egg blend (isolated pea product, salt, citric acid, dextrose, guar gum, xanthan gum, extractive of spice, propylene glycol and not more than 2% calcium silicate and glycerin to prevent caking), soybean oil, butter alternative (liquid and hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavors, beta carotene (color), TBHQ and citric acid added to protect flavor, dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent added), salt, beta-carotene (color).
A few words on the ingredients:
Propylene glycol, a solvent for food colors and flavorings, is also used in anti-freeze, to lubricate air-conditioner compressors, and in deodorant sticks.
Isolated pea product is a protein additive often used as a substitute for animal-derived protein.
Guar gum is a thickening agent.
Glycerin is a solvent that is found in soap, moisturizers and some brands of shaving cream.
TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone) is used to preserve vegetable oils against oxidation, and can also be found in varnishes, lacquers, and perfumes.
dImethylpolysiloxane is a type of silicone used to prevent cooking oil from foaming after repeated uses. It’s also found in Silly Putty and many lubricants.
Calcium silicate is used to prevent caking and is also a popular antacid. In addition, it’s a sealant used on roads, roofs and concrete.

Pasteurized whole eggs with sodium phosphate (preservative), citric acid and monosodium phosphate (added to preserve color), nisin preparation (preservative). Prepared with liquid margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).
A few words on the ingredients:
Mono and diglycerides are used to blend substances together that would otherwise not blend well (oil and water, for instance).
Potassium sorbate is a preservative that inhibits the growth of molds and yeasts. It’s also used in personal care products as a replacement for the controversial chemical, paraben.
Cottonseed oil, when fully hydrogenated, is 94% saturated fat.

No comments:

Post a Comment