What They Do: Contributes to the bulk of a food without contributing significantly to its available energy value.
This is done solely for the purpose of cheating the buyer out of what they think they are buying. These ingredients are also prone to be highly processed waste products, that have been made tasteless and colorless. These are laboratory made items, that have a long history of causing many digestive problems. Many countries have banned some of these, yet those countries that have not are exposing the buyers to products that have been shown to be damaging to humans.
Home cooks would not have a legitimate use for these kinds of ingredients.
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How it may be described on a label:
- Bulking agent
Examples of Bulking Agents: