Food Nutrition Myth 2: "Premium Natural"

Food Nutrition Myth 2: "Premium Natural"

So this is Cabot whipped cream. Says that the product is “Premium Natural.” There is even a dairy farm at the top as part of the marketing logo. First three ingredients: milk, cream and sugar which you would expect because it is after all whipped cream. Then there is mono and diglycerides again. And Carrageenan. It is extracted from a type of seaweed. It is a food additive that is used as a thickener in lots of milk, ice cream and other creamed product. There has been some recent data that links it to causing cancer. Hard to know what to do with it. Not enough data. This is what wedMD says about it “Carrageenan is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in food amounts. There is a chemically altered form of carrageenan that is available in France to treat peptic ulcers. This form is POSSIBLY UNSAFE because there’s some evidence that it might cause cancer.”