Knowing these little secrets, you will easily distinguish natural foods
from substitutes. Don't be fooled!
How much we know about what lies on the shelves of supermarkets? Sometimes not more than what is written on the package, but sometimes it is left on conscience of the manufacturer. However, even the inscription "organic" is not an indicator of good quality. There are several ways to distinguish the real product from a fake, and some of them you know right now.
Useful natural products: to recognize a high-quality product
- Meat products
Let's start with the sausages, as they are not only very popular but also take first place on the content of additives and substitutes that only create the illusion of having meat in the product. Carrageenan, frequent use of which leads to the kidney disease is one of such components. It is used in order to retain moisture. Simply put, sausage is just "pumped" with water for more weight. First of all it concerns products in vacuum packaging.
To check the presence of this additive just push harder. If they are liquid, so half the price is just water.
Another important indicator is the color. Natural sausages should be pinkish-grey, but not bright red or Burgundy.
The oil must be oil. Spreads and margarine made with vegetable or animal fats, which are far from creamy. To check out the product before you leave the purchased oil in the expanded view for a few minutes. If on the surface of water drops, then it is margarine.
Even regular milk is subject to verification, as dry milk or preservatives are not constituents of the natural product. First, the good milk is not stored for more than 5 days. Secondly, the best way to check is to add a glass of milk a spoon of sour cream. If you are using a quality product after a while will turn sour.
- Sour cream
There is a myth that its quality depends on the density or fat content, but first and second can be achieved artificially. You just need to add more fat (not creamy) or thickener. To find out a good cream or not, if you add one scoop per Cup of boiling water. Real sour cream has dissolved and the water becomes like milk. Sour cream, which will just fall out as sediment, is better left on the supermarket shelf.
Honey is easy to dilute or tamper using soy or starch. It is important to know that fake honey will turn blue if you add in a glass with a sweet treat of a drop of iodine!
Eggs can add nothing, if it never was. Under the guise of a calf are often sold fake seaweed. Such "eggs" can be easily distinguished from the real thing! It is completely soluble in boiling water, while the fish ROE will leave a white trail at the expense of folding at high temperature the protein.
Despite the fact that types of cheese there are numerous, bright yellow and orange among them, and this is the first sign of forgery. In addition to the dyes in the cheese are often added potassium nitrate related to the list of additives of category E. It has a negative effect on muscle tone, kidney and heart, so you better make sure that it is not in the squad. And, of course, starch. As in the case with honey, will help us iodine: sprinkle on the cheese slice and see whether it turned blue.
Remember that natural products have less shelf life than the alternatives. Make sure they are called by their names!
For example, "condensed milk" and not "condensed milk"; "cheese" not "cheese product" cream, not "sour cream". Try not to buy products with diminutive suffixes in the names, because they relieve the manufacturer from responsibility for failing to state content standards.
Now don't be fooled: you will unmistakably determine which products are natural
and will buy only them! Share this article with your friends and family, let know about it all.
Alexander Klimchuk Since childhood, interested in medicine, grew up in a family of doctors. Knows how to make a fancy Breakfast out of nothing, is not afraid to experiment in the kitchen, making pies without flour, low-fat mayonnaise, healthy sweets. Never give up and believes that people are created to help each other! In all its domestic Affairs the assistant to the son Sasha. Alexandra's favorite book — "the Art of loving" by E. Fromm.