They are attractive, tasty, colorful, and smell great. They have different shapes: worm, fried egg, banana, heart, strawberry, bear, flower ... The offer is immense.
Do you already know what we are talking about? Yes, they are the sweets and behind that striking appearance are hidden ingredients that you cannot imagine. In its manufacture, the dreaded sugars to animal ingredients from sheep or pig intervene: skin, joints and marrow among them.
When we enter a candy store, we are hopelessly attracted, that display case full of small jars containing candies of different sizes and colors is an insurmountable claim. Even their scent is perceived before reaching them. We take a small transparent bag, fill it and give it to our children while we fall into hopelessly temptation. Nevertheless, Have we seen what they are made of? Who made them? What ingredients do they contain?
In many places the regulations are quite lax, and it is not mandatory for a seller to sell them, nor that they have to be exposed in a certain way or that product information must be attached: manufacturer, name or list of ingredients. In this way, we do not know everything about a simple candy.
Perhaps you have never considered that, when you eat a candy or buy your child a colorful bag of these trinkets, you are ingesting animal products, but it is so.
The main compounds in candy are sugars, glucose or fructose syrup and gelatin. Also, of course, colorants are added, which in some cases are natural.
That soft and rubbery texture that melts when chewing or sucking is achieved with the mixture of these three main ingredients. The point is that those gelatins they add are of animal origin. The parts with which they are made are the marrow, joints, cartilage and skin. Yes, when we eat a treat, we are taking pork skin.
Starches are also added, either potato or corn starch; additives, such as flavor enhancers or colorants; and even vegetable oil or beeswax, to get shine. Each candy has an extra that gives it a characteristic flavor.
Now, you know, that that jelly bean that you buy for your children, yes, it is delicious and irresistible, but in addition to the dreaded sugars, they are made with bovine and porcine waste materials, will you eat them again? sons?
You can read more articles similar to Before giving your child a treat, wait ... do you know what they are made of?, in the category of Kitchen with children on site.