Why is there CORN in my apple sauce?

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We usually look at labels before we buy something but sometimes something sneaks in.  This is one of those times.  The logic of it doesn't even make sense.  Who would want to buy apple sauce with corn in it?  Why would you ever put corn in apple sauce?

Well…

High Fructose Corn Syrup AND Corn Syrup BOTH made it into this apple sauce. 

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Just a quick reminder to read the labels and most importantly the ingredients list.  Sarah makes apple sauce in the fall (so we can enjoy untampered fruit in the winter).  This year we already ate through it.  (the additional apple sauce guzzling monster known as Anna Grace has hit our supply hard).  We bought this while out and I'm too cheap not to finish it, but we'll be avoiding this brand in the future. 

Things to watchout for on a label:

  • Partially Hydrogenated Oil = trans fat
  • Mono, Di, or Triglycerides = trans fat
  • Fructose, Sucrose, Dextrose, or other …ose = Sugar and not as healthy as even standard sugar
  • Corn Syrup – not a good idea – another sugar – very not cool high fructose corn syrup
  • Sucralose, Saccharin, Aspartame, Acesulfame – Artificial sweeteners
  • Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate – preservatives (cancer?)
  • Artificial Colorings or Artificial Flavoring – They don’t even have to list the details of what these are on the label.  Best to avoid them as much as possible.  Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 3, if it’s a color and a number RUN!
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • If the label has more than 5 ingredients and many that you cannot pronounce, avoid it as much as possible. 

You aren't going to be able to avoid these things 100% without being a crazy food nazi.  You CAN cut these out of your "daily" intake.  (I have to admit to eating a "dirty" food now and again).  Our bodies are designed to be able to clean out a minimal level of toxins.  When you are getting it all the time there can be trouble. 

Final Point:

If you are going to eat "APPLE" Sauce, make sure the only ingredient is apple (they are sweet enough!)

If you agree or have a story of a food that tricked you, please share in the comments below!

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