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Fruit Loops Additives

Food Additives

Scott Liermann

on 12 December 2012

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By: Antwan Morris, Taylor Neff, Katie Carey, Scott Liermann FROOT LOOPS ADDITIVES Food colorings such as Red dye #40, Yellow dye #6, and Blue #1 and #2 and other food colorings are made of Petrochemicals.
Petrochemicals are chemicals made from petroleum.
Basically is used in the wax paper bag for the cereal, eventually the cereal is contaminated by the petrochemicals; petrochemicals contaminates the cereal. Artificial Colorings Anticaking Agent, Buffer, Drying Agent, Neutralizing Agent.
Makes the cereal tasty.
1 tsp=5g of sugar
Women recommended 5 tsp (30g) of sugar per day; men 9 tsp(45g) of sugar.
1 cup of Froot Loops contains 3 tsp or 15 grams of sugar.
60% of women's daily allowance; 33% of men's daily allowance. SUGAR Antioxidant used in foods; controversy as there are claimed links to child hyperactivity as well as to cancer.
However, it's advocated as a dietary supplement and antiviral useful against herpes family viruses.
Butylated Hydroxytoluene is added to most foods to preserve fats. Primarily made from the chemicals p-cresol & isobutylene. P-cresol is a chemical that is a mosquito attractant while Isobutylene is a flammable substance one hydrocarbon away from common butane. BHT (PRESERVATIVE) Prevents the formation of nitrosamines, which promote cancer.
Pumps up the vitamin content in cereals.
Prevent loss of color and flavor in foods by reacting with unwanted oxygen.
Helps raise the acid content in food, help the dyes retain their color in the froot loops. ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) http://www.naturalnews.com/029395_Froot_Loops_2-methylnaphthalene.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/370607-nutrition-information-for-fruit-loops/ Works Cited Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine, also known as Vitamin B6, is a water-soluble vitamin needed by the nervous and immune systems. Vitamin B6 helps nerve cells to communicate.
It is involved in making hormones, insulin, antibodies, and cell membranes, and is needed for the normal breakdown of protein, carbohydrate and fat.
Vitamin B6 helps to maintain blood sugar within the normal range. Vitamin B6 also aids in the formation of niacin from the amino acid, tryptophan.
Froot Loops are very high in Vitamin B6.
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