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05-17-2007, 09:01 PM
I bought a bag of walnuts from the grocery store and just realized that they have a ingredient called BHT. I looked it up and it is a chemical additive to keep the fat from becoming rancid. There is conflicting information on the saftey of this additive. What do you all think? Should I trash them?:confused:
05-17-2007, 09:08 PM
Were they sold as raw? ~ Cathy
05-17-2007, 09:12 PM
ew, I wouldn't eat them.
...can you take them back? :confused:
05-17-2007, 09:19 PM
I just bought them in the baking isle at the grocery store. You know the prepackaged ones. They did say natural, but I found that is a loosely used word! :eek: I will have to check the ingredients more closely from now on.
05-18-2007, 12:29 AM
yah, those ones in the baking isle...watch out.
really, tho, take them back if you don't feel comfortable eating them.
05-18-2007, 11:13 AM
Good news they took back the walnuts. I already talked myself out of eating them. I might never go further than the produce isle in the regular grocery store. lol. I am ordering some nuts from nutsonline.com.
05-18-2007, 12:06 PM
I always (always!--its cheaper that way) get my raw organic nuts in bulk, unless I can get them directly from a farm at the farmers market. I never seen that as an ingredient.
I googled BHT and it doesnt look promising http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&q=BHT
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a fat-soluble organic compound primarily used as an antioxidant food additive (E number E321). It is also used as an antioxidant in cosmetics, pharmaceutical drugs, jet fuels, rubber, petroleum products, and embalming fluid.
BHT is produced by the reaction of p-cresol with isobutylene. It was patented in 1947 and received approval of the Food and Drug Administration for use as a food additive and preservative in 1954. BHT reacts with free radicals, slowing the rate of autoxidation in food, preventing changes in the food's color, odor, and taste.
In the chemical industry it is added to tetrahydrofuran and diethyl ether in order to inhibit the formation of dangerous organic peroxides.
05-18-2007, 07:28 PM
good news, indeed : )
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