While I was steaming a half dozen apples that had gone soft, I noticed an apple pie on the kitchen counter. Mother bought the pie. Now you know I had to examine the label.
All I can say is damn! Even this label surprised me. I counted the number of ingredients in this supermarket (who shall remain nameless) freshly baked apple pie and I am floored!!
While the first ingredient is apples, what follows ought to be a crime. Also, notice that sugar isn’t far from the top. Come on now! A good apple is naturally sweet and requires NO sugar. Other UN-NATURAL ingredients include:
- Corn syrup
- Sodium propionate
- Potassium sorbate
- Sodium metabisulfite
- Sorbitol acid
- Sulfiting agents
- Pectin (modified)
- Citric acid
While the pie does have “milk,” Eggs,” and “apples,” the bad far outweighs the good. Preservatives digested in the body converts to dangerous carcinogens that studies have shown can cause certain cancers, tumors, and other major illnesses.
I know. Realistically, to 100% avoid harmful chemicals, one would have to live in a bubble. However, if you care about your body and your overall wellness, try to minimize the number of toxic chemicals you put in your body or on your skin and hair, as much as possible. I am not perfect but I continue to educate myself and make smarter choices about the products I consume.
Instead of consuming a preservative filled store bought pie with over two dozen ingredients opt for a cleaner and a healthier version by cooking your own at home. I cooked my organic Fuji apples on low and I added only TWO ingredients; cinnamon and nutmeg. My “chunky applesauce” was naturally sweet with NO preservatives and delightfully appealing. 🙂