How much stuff is in my food?
March 15, 2009 10:13 AM Subscribe
How much stuff
, proportionally, is in my food?
posted by awenner to food & drink (21 answers total)
What proportion of the ingredients listed on my food are actually present? When my 2 litre bottle of Coke puts "high fructose corn syrup" right after "water," is it possible to estimate (or be reasonable certain about) how many grams of HFCS I'm actually consuming?
This question isn't particular to HFCS. I'm trying to keep to the take Michael Pollan's advice to heart, and I'd like to eat as much real food that my great-grandparents would have recognized as possible. Are reasonably precise amounts of ingredients publicly available information? Is the USDA nutrition info all we have to rely on?