Ferrero since 1964 produces Nutella, one of the most popular food products in the world, especially among children. Nutella is very favored by people of all ages. Nutella is a delicious but turned out to contain a variety of hazardous materials.
According to US officials, Nutella contains sugar, hazelnuts, palm oil, cocoa, reduced minerals whey, skim milk, vanillin, and soy lecithin. We already know some of these materials are hazardous, for example, is vanillin but Nutella still deny that they use artificial dyes and artificial preservatives.
Vanillin: An Artificial Flavor (MSG)
The aroma and flavor of vanillin is only chemicals. Vanillin can be produced on a large scale at a low price. China is the largest Vanillin producer in the world. We can find Vanillin in the majority of food products made in China. Worst ingredient of vanillin is Monosodium glutamate (MSG). MSG consists of 78% of glutamate, 12% sodium and 10% water. MSG does not have any benefit in addition to providing flavor.
MSG is excitotoxin, namely stimulating the brain that stimulates the delicious taste. Excitotoxins responsible for various health problems, such as obesity, migraine, infections, seizures, endocrine disorders, and so forth. In fact, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease cannot be separated from MSG.
According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), palm oil is the second most popular oil in the world. But palm oil has a hidden danger that increase blood cholesterol levels significantly. Two studies in the UK and the Netherlands have revealed that palmitic acid (the active ingredient in palm oil) gives a major influence on cholesterol levels that harm the heart.
In a study by the “Plant Foods for Human Nutrition” in 1999, three Nigerian researchers found that all producers of processed foods using palm oil that has been oxidized. Palm oil that has been oxidized to encourage the risk of poisoning in various organs, including the lungs, liver, and heart.
Soy lecithin is a waste of soybean oil. This waste contains a wide range of solvents and pesticides in high enough levels. Although most palm oil producers are now using hexane extraction process that produces lecithin with better color and taste, you should be aware that 90% of the world’s resources are based on GMO lecithin. This soy contains pesticides with very high levels. The content of pesticides in GMO can reduce fertility, immunology in the intestine, and encourage a wide range of allergies.
Reduced Minerals Whey
Whey is a waste of cheese production. Whey is produced from a variety of sources as GMO, antibiotics and artificial hormones. Reduced minerals whey is dark cream obtained from drying whey. Drying of whey cause loss of some minerals. Drying causes a decrease in ash content, which is up to no more than 7%. The use of reduced minerals whey will be useful to prevent freezing of the product by the stabilization of the fat emulsion.