One factor is adulterated foods!
So now it seems our cherished grated Parmesan cheese is not the real thing either. I have noticed there is a huge difference in the brands bought at Walmart versus the brand of Parmesan bought at Sam's Club or Cost Co. I knew Walmart's brand was not as good, because it had less taste and texture. Now we know why.
Castle Cheese Company who produced many of the cheaper brands of Parmesan Cheese, was using cellulose, a anti-clumping agent made from wood pulp, not real Romano cheese. So you have been eating wood pulp, legal wood pulp, instead of cheese. Your taste buds were not wrong. It tasted flavorless and was.
To begin with, we learn that it is legal to add 2 to 4% of Cellulose to cheese products. That is sad in itself. Saves money for the company, with reduced nutritional content for the unwitting consumer. A huge percentage of cheap cheese products contain large percentages of cellulose or wood pulp.
Examples are below:
Most cheese products like Essential Everyday 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese manufactured from Jewel-Osco contains 8.8% cellulose.
Walmart's Great Value 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese contained 7.8 % cellulose when tested. I am sure all of us have bought these brands in a pinch. I told my husband that this brand had no taste and not to buy it again. I was right.
So the 100% Parmesan cheese stated on the label is an out and out lie. I for one have to admit that I don't usually read the label on Parmesan Cheese. I incorrectly assumed Parmesan cheese was an item that I didn't have to monitor. I knew that the cheaper cheese products like those in boxed mac and cheese were poor quality. The cheese sauce does not taste right, it tastes fake and the texture is fake too.
I make my own mac and cheese but many thousands buy boxed mac and cheese because it is cheap and fills up empty stomachs. So all those kids are getting more cellulose or wood pulp, than real cheese. That is really awful since kids need good quality food to grow properly and to feed their growing brain function.
Castle sold its 100% grated Parmesan Cheese products to over 3,000 retail stores for years. It did not contain any Parmesan cheese but a mix of Swiss, mozzarella, white cheddar, and cellulose. It got away with this for years. They were shut down and fined eventually.
Testing of cheese brands also proved the protein content was less than stated on the label as well.
U.S. hard Italian cheeses also most likely contain fillers, because they are a dryer, harder cheese. It takes more milk to manufacture hard cheeses and Parmesan. That costs the company profit.
Schuman Fairfield, a company based in New Jersey, does sell real cheese products that are quality. He is the biggest seller of Italian cheeses in the U.S. His company manufacturers about 33% of the cheese brands sold here in the U.S. His cheese products cost more but you are getting real cheese not imitation cheese or cheese with more cellulose than real cheese. His company name is Arthur Schuman, Inc.
So read labels on cheese products, even the ones you assumed were higher quality. No food is safe from adulteration these days. Work on deleting those boxed products from your diet. Beans and soups are cheap. They go a long way on a tight budget. They do fill you up with better nutrition than the boxed meals. I know most moms are so tired that they tend to rely on anything that saves them time and energy, but it is garbage food with inferior ingredients.
This is all for today. Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin
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