Hey. We need to talk. It’s about your gummy snack problem. I get it; I’ve been there. I know how those worms and juicy bears conjure up memories of childhood. But that warmth comes with quite a high cost. Gummies are terrible for you.
A single serving – 18 gummy bears – contains as much as 22 grams of sugar. That’s 5.5 teaspoons, or 58% of your daily sugar intake. Eating too much sugar, particularly the added variety in gummy bears, leads to a barrage of health problems. That includes cavities, an overactive appetite, high blood pressure, heart disease , weight gain, diabetes.
Sugar is also highly addictive, which is why you’re likely totally unphased and still craving gummy bears right now.
I’m going to change that don’t worry– with an in-depth look at the horrors of the gummy trade.
What if I told you that, for you to enjoy those bites of bliss, this needs to happen?
As you likely know, gelatin is the substance that gives texture to gummy candy . Hundreds of pig carcasses need to be blowtorched and split in half for you to sink your teeth into that texture. Workers will then strip their tendons, skin, bones , ligaments . They’ll boil those components and dry them out to produce this:
For the show ‘Over Eten , belgian filmmaker Alina Kneepkens shot these images .’ Of the project, she said:
“I got the assignment to direct some reversed audiovisual stories showing the production of some of our food. I saw quite a few slaughter houses and examples of both [artisan] and industrial food production. A true eye opener.”
To see more startling images from the production of jelly candy have a look at Alina’s full footage below
Other Products That Contain Gelatin
If you’re grossed out by the footage above, you might want to stay clear of these as well:
- Hostess Cupcakes
- Trident gum
In your own cooking you’ll also want to stay away from using gelatin . Use organic agar. Agar is a vegan gelatin substitute derived not from animal remains but seaweed. Without all the thickness it produces a similar texture
source : www.davidwolfe.com