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#1 Doorn

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:20

Sta se vi danas jeli? 

 

 

 

14 Foods You Eat Every Day That Aren't What You Think They Are

You have at least half of these things in your kitchen right now.

 

With all of the organic and natural options at the grocery store these days, you probably assume you know what's going in your cart. But guess what? It's pretty much a guarantee that something you're buying isn't what you think it is, according to the new book Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It by Larry Olmsted.
 
It could be anything from passing off cheap fish as a more expensive type to diluting items. And pay attention because some of the sneaky substitutions could make you seriously sick. Here are 14 things you're eating that are probably fake:
 
Extra-virgin olive oil
Most bottles of EVOO are fakes, writes Olmsted. And this is a big problem because they're often stripped of the good stuff and replaced with dangerous substitutions.
 
"This is one of the most pervasive Fake Foods in America, reaching deep into home kitchens, restaurants, and supermarkets, and not unfamiliar to the government agencies supposedly watching over our food supply," he writes.
 
Instead of using the pure stuff, loaded with healthy fats, they're often diluted with cheaper oils like peanut and soybean—which is super problematic because both can cause severe allergic reactions.
 
Sushi
That white tuna roll you love? Yeah, probably no tuna in there at all. Olmsted points to a study done by nonprofit marine conservation group Oceana, which took samples from New York sushi restaurants and found that 100 percent of them served fake fish.
 
"Consumers ordering white tuna get a completely different animal, no kind of tuna at all, 94 percent of the time," he writes. "Your odds of getting served real white tuna in a restaurant are about the same as hitting zero/double zero on a Vegas roulette wheel, which is to say, not good."Instead of tuna, you're likely eating escolar, which is nicknamed, disturbingly, "Ex-Lax fish," because it's known for giving people diarrhea for days.
 
Parmesan cheese
Real Parmesan cheese is a pricy delicacy from Parma, Italy. So what is most of the stuff we see labeled as such here? Olmsted cites a 2016 FDA study that found that products marked in the US as "100 precent Parmesan" are often cut with cheaper cheese or even wood pulp. He suggests looking for a "Made in Italy" stamp if you're looking for the real deal.
 
Honey
There are no standards right now determining what does and doesn't actually qualify as "honey." Weird, right? So places can sell honey diluted with cheap sweeteners, like high-fructose corn syrup, or illegal antibiotics and get no penalty for deceiving us.
 
Coffee
Ok, this one hits very close to home. Olmsted writes that ground coffee is often cut with cheaper substances.
 
"Contemporary researchers have found twigs, roasted corn, ground roasted barley, and even roasted ground parchment," he writes. "Adulteration is more extreme in powdered instant coffee, where substances found have included chicory, cereals, caramel, parchment, starch, malt, and figs."
 
It's safer to just suck it up and buy a coffee grinder so you can get the beans instead.
 
Tea
Yep, tea's not safe either. Olmsted points to the Congressional Research Service, which filed a report to Congress in 2014 that found that manufacturers added sawdust and leaves from other plants to make some teas last longer.
 
Dry spices
Tumeric? It's been found to contain corn. Nutmeg? It's sometimes cut with pepper, which is cheaper. Oregano? Could actually contain mashed up weeds. Yum.
 
Fruit juice
This is one category where you have to read the label—every single time. Manufacturers aren't required to list the percentage of each ingredient on the packaging, and apple juice is much cheaper than juices like pomegranate or blueberry. So places will sometimes dilute their juices with loads of apple. And if you're thinking, "Well, cool, I like apple juice anyway, I'll just buy that," nope.
 
"Even if the apple juice you buy happens to be real apple juice, you still may not want to drink it," he writes. "The vast majority of apple juice sold in the United States is from Chinese-made concentrate, which as I have mentioned has repeatedly been found to contain banned pesticides and other chemicals."
 
Red Snapper
Olmstead says it's safest to avoid buying Red Snapper altogether. He says the expensive fish is pretty much always faked in the U.S., with places trying to pass off cheaper fish in its place. And this could be particularly dangerous for pregnant women and kids.
 
"It has many different imitators, including mercury-rich tilefish, which is on the FDA's do-not-eat list for sensitive groups such as children and pregnant women," he writes.
 
Kobe beef
If you've ever treated yourself to these pricey sliders or steaks, you were probably duped. The import of Japanese beef was banned for a long time—and though it's been lifted, only eight restaurants in the U.S. carry it now, Olmsted tellsTown and Country. So odds are very high that you ate a fake.
 
Truffle oil
Bad news for truffle fries lovers. You've actually been eating chemicals engineered to taste like truffles. Real truffle oil is just too expensive to make sense for most restaurants.
 
"Almost no truffle oil is real," he writes. "Most chefs are fully aware that what they are selling is not a valuable fungi harvested by pigs in Alba but rather a cheap chemical cocktail from a laboratory. The truth about truffle oil, while kept from consumers, is well known in the restaurant business."

 

Champagne
Most Americans have heard that it's illegal to call sparkling wines that aren't from the Champagne region of France Champagne. Not quite, says Olmsted.
 
"By some estimates, more than half of the wine labeled 'Champagne' sold in this country is not the real deal, and there are many producers, from Long Island to the Finger Lakes to California, with the biggest being Cook's, André, Great Western, and Korbel," he writes.
 
And, contrary to what you might have thought, stores selling those brands don't mention where those fakers are made.

 

Grouper
Real grouper caught off of Florida's west coast is absolutely delicious. But Olmstead writes about the St. Petersburg Times' big expose that found that stores often tried to pass off other cheaper fish as Grouper—like Asian catfish, tilapia, hake and "one creepy fish that according to DNA testing belonged to an unknown species and could not even be identified." Yikes!
 
Lobster
If you're getting lobster from some chains like Red Lobster and Long John Silver's, Olmsted writes that there's a chance you're actually eating "langostino," which refers to some species of shrimp and crab—but not lobster.

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#2 Kinik

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:40

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Mogao si da dodas i one sitne i krupne lazi oko tzv. 'organske hrane' - tek to je zesca podvala!

:wicked:

No, ovce sluze sa šišanje.

 

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#3 Doorn

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:43

To nije tako opipljivo kao kineski plasticni noodles ili riza. 


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#4 ironside

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 13:21

 

Sta se vi danas jeli? 

 

 

14 Foods You Eat Every Day That Aren't What You Think They Are

You have at least half of these things in your kitchen right now.

 

With all of the organic and natural options at the grocery store these days, you probably assume you know what's going in your cart. But guess what? It's pretty much a guarantee that something you're buying isn't what you think it is, according to the new book Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It by Larry Olmsted.
 
It could be anything from passing off cheap fish as a more expensive type to diluting items. And pay attention because some of the sneaky substitutions could make you seriously sick. Here are 14 things you're eating that are probably fake:
 
Extra-virgin olive oil

Sushi

Parmesan cheese
 
Honey
 
Coffee

 

Tea


Dry spices
 
Fruit juice

Red Snapper

Kobe beef
 
Truffle oil

Champagne
...

 

Lobster

 

Idemo redom:

 

Maslinovo ulje sigurno ne kupujem u supermarketu, već kod pouzdanih delikatesnih dobavljača tipa Olivier & Co.

 

Sushi jedem isključivo u japanskim restoranima (poznatim, u koje imam povjerenja), gdje ga majstor pripravlja pred mojim očima

 

Parmezan kupujem isključivo u talijanskom deli, čekam da prodavač dokotura kolut sa vatrožigom i otkine mi traženu količinu - nikad u životu nisam jeo 'parmezan' iz kesice

 

Med ne jedem

 

Kavu kupujem u Aksumu, direktna dostava iz Etiopije, gdje ju pred mojim očima prže i melju. Inače samo Illy.

 

Čaj od pouzdanog dobavljača Comptoir Richard (moj favorit - Lapsang Souchong)

 

Sve začine (pa tako i kurkumu) kupujem cijele, pa ih sam meljem. Nisam ni znao da muškatni oraščić dolazi u bilo kojem drugom obliku osim kao, pa - oraščić

 

Svaki dućan ima sokovnik, pa ako se zaželim svježeg soka, kupim voćku i napravim si on the premises

 

Svu ribu kupujem na ribarnici

 

Wagyu imam rijetko priliku jesti, a i nisam ljubitelj

 

Ulje od tartufa je oduvijek bila prevara; nisam veliki ljubitelj (moja studentica jest), ali onda radije kupim cijele gomoljike u Ziganteovoj trgovini u Puli

 

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Jastoga znam prepoznati; ako ga već trebam kupit ću ga u ribarnici ili u specijaliziranom dućanu koji dila za kuhare u boljim restoranima

 

Ja i kruh kupujem isključivo u pekarnici (da sam bliže njemačkoj granici svako jutro bih išao u Aachen po pekarske proizvode). U dućanu kupim deterdžent, sodu bikarbonu, sardine/konzerve, pasatu i pire od paradajza i slične zaludice. Voće i povrće kupujem u voćarnama/bakalnicama.


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#5 Honey Badger

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 15:39

Idemo redom:

 

Maslinovo ulje sigurno ne kupujem u supermarketu, već kod pouzdanih delikatesnih dobavljača tipa Olivier & Co.

 

Sushi jedem isključivo u japanskim restoranima (poznatim, u koje imam povjerenja), gdje ga majstor pripravlja pred mojim očima

 

Parmezan kupujem isključivo u talijanskom deli, čekam da prodavač dokotura kolut sa vatrožigom i otkine mi traženu količinu - nikad u životu nisam jeo 'parmezan' iz kesice

 

Med ne jedem

 

Kavu kupujem u Aksumu, direktna dostava iz Etiopije, gdje ju pred mojim očima prže i melju. Inače samo Illy.

 

Čaj od pouzdanog dobavljača Comptoir Richard (moj favorit - Lapsang Souchong)

 

Sve začine (pa tako i kurkumu) kupujem cijele, pa ih sam meljem. Nisam ni znao da muškatni oraščić dolazi u bilo kojem drugom obliku osim kao, pa - oraščić

 

Svaki dućan ima sokovnik, pa ako se zaželim svježeg soka, kupim voćku i napravim si on the premises

 

Svu ribu kupujem na ribarnici

 

Wagyu imam rijetko priliku jesti, a i nisam ljubitelj

 

Ulje od tartufa je oduvijek bila prevara; nisam veliki ljubitelj (moja studentica jest), ali onda radije kupim cijele gomoljike u Ziganteovoj trgovini u Puli

 

Šampanjac, samo i jedino attachicon.gifkrug-brut-grande-cuvee.jpg

 

Jastoga znam prepoznati; ako ga već trebam kupit ću ga u ribarnici ili u specijaliziranom dućanu koji dila za kuhare u boljim restoranima

 

Ja i kruh kupujem isključivo u pekarnici (da sam bliže njemačkoj granici svako jutro bih išao u Aachen po pekarske proizvode). U dućanu kupim deterdžent, sodu bikarbonu, sardine/konzerve, pasatu i pire od paradajza i slične zaludice. Voće i povrće kupujem u voćarnama/bakalnicama.

 

Tebe, starog lisca neko da prevari?

 

 

Ja vjerujem da je u UK to prilicno dobro regulisano i da uopste nije tako strasno kao ova lista. Mogu i ja kupiti kurkurmu u korijenu i kupio sam par puta i ni jednom mi nije zatrebalo jer imam prah. Sushi ne jedem nikad, sampanjac, jastog, wagyu i caj me ni najmanje ne zanimaju, kafu kupujem kod Turcina ili u supermarketu kao i maslinovo ulje. Jedino parmezan je uvijek komad sa koluta sa D.O.P. sve ostalo pobrojano moze i od plastike. :)


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