Got Saw Dust? September 13, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Humor.
On the search for a better burrito, we scanned the 137+ varieties of tortillas available at Publix to find one with a healthy mix of ingredients.
Most flour tortillas had a gram of fiber.
The whole wheat tortillas had 2 grams of fiber.
Then we picked up a package of high fiber tortillas which boasted a whopping 11 grams of fiber.
Per tortilla, not per package.
Curious, we read through the ingredient list looking for the source of that fiber.
Was it from oats? No.
Was it from bran? No.
How about wheat germ? Again, no.
Then we spied the fiber source . . . cellulose fiber. Also known as wood pulp.
Well, you don’t have to hit me over the head with a baseball bat before I can figure out what’s going on . . .
Food manufacturers are obviously as concerned as consumers about getting more fiber into our food.
Wanting to avoid genetically modified FrankenFood, they turned to the forest and saw the trees!
Trees, standing tall and overflowing with pulpy goodness.
Real trees, not GMO trees loaded with FrankenFiber.
They called lumber yards and floor liquidators, ordering up 10,000 cubic tons of surplus saw dust to bulk up our food and our bellies.
They boiled it down and added it to cereals, granola bars, loaves of bread, ice cream, and tortillas.
And that, in a nutshell, is why processed food tastes like saw dust!
Aah . . . that’s better!