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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Your parmesan cheese could contain more wood pulp than parmesan!!

Your parmesan cheese could contain more wood pulp than parmesan.

Cellulose = Wood Pulp

Your parmesan cheese could contain more wood pulp than parmesan, studies suggest.

Several investigations suggest that your favourite hard cheese isn't what you think it is, and it might not even be what it says on the label.

In fact, some grated cheeses sold as "100 percent parmesan" contain no parmesan at all - but they do contain a fair chunk of harmless wood pulp, according to independent analysis.

Parmesan cheese is usually made up of Swiss, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese; plus cellulose, which is made from wood pulp, and stops cheese from clumping.

Before you freak out, cellulose isn't that unusual to find in cheese, and the FDA permits it as a safe additive. But the acceptable industry standard is around 2 to 4 percent - just enough to keep the cheese stable.

So what is parmesan supposed to be? In the 1950s, the FDA established an official definition for parmesan, which stated, among other things, that it couldn't contain more than 32 percent moisture, must have a granular texture, come with a hard and brittle rind, grate readily, and be made from cow's milk.

But to achieve those specifications takes time and money, because parmesan takes months to dry out - for the same amount of milk, producers are able to make a whole lot more softer cheese, such as cheddar and mozzarella.

When parmesan comes in a block, it's pretty hard to fake it, but by substituting some of the pre-grated products with these varieties - and adding a little extra cellulose - manufacturers can save millions.

The problem is that these manufacturers haven't changed the label to reflect this composition, and due to the popularity of parmesan, are claiming that their products are "100 percent parmesan".

Companies are using labels as marketing tools, rather than a way to accurately reflect on what they're selling.

The good news is that no problems have been found with blocks of parmesan so far, so if you want to get what you've paid for, you're better off choosing an entire block and grating it yourself.
(Translation: If you buy,

Essential Everyday 100 percent Grated Parmesan Cheese, from Jewel-Osco, was 8.8 percent cellulose (wood pulp)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Great Value 100 percent Grated Parmesan Cheese registered 7.8 percent cellulose (wood pulp)

Whole Foods 365 brand didn’t list cellulose as an ingredient on the label, but still tested at 0.3 percent cellulose (wood pulp)

Kraft had 3.8 percent cellulose (wood pulp)

Your getting a mouth full of wood pulp and NO parmesan cheese even though its labeled 100% parmesan cheese.

Remember the government definition of parmesan cheese:

It can't contain more than 32 percent moisture, must have a granular texture, come with a hard and brittle rind, grate readily, and be made from cow's milk.

No more than 32% water, must have a granular texture and be made from cow's milk.

The "parmesan cheese you eat is made from various cheeses but does NOT have to contain ANY real parmesan cheese!!!
(Its like what ole bill clinton said, "It depends on what is is"

The government can define anything and deceive you by defining it by depending on the definition of what is is.

Senators, congressmen, people running for president on a regular basis define their positions in speeches via , "it depends on what is means".

"Is" to them for instance is defining themselves as a conservative or something else but in fact when you READ THEIR DEFINITION of what they really mean it IS NOT what your idea of what their meaning IS.

You may think they are real but in fact your buying a pig in a poke or snake oil from a snake oil salesman.

If the snake oil politician salesman tells you everything you want to hear you tend to want to buy their "product".

Check the label on the snake oil bottle:

Dr Baldwin's Bitters

For the cure of dyspepsia, indigestion, nausea, constipation, loss of appetite, fear, dread, neuralgia, melancholy, insomnia and all pains with the stomach and liver!

These bitters have no equal.

Its the same old story. Politicians are telling you what you want to hear and then selling you a cure all....their election to office.

Then after they are elected you realize you voted for just another fraud and you aches and pains still exist.

If you can find a person to vote for who is not a politician there is a possibility he or she is not a snake oil salesman.

Think about that when you vote.)

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