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Posted on 2017.06.20 at 21:24
Musique actuelle: "Heroes and Villains" - Beach Boys
So, what are your thoughts on carrageenan?


meowmensteen at 2017-06-22 00:39 (UTC) (Lien)
You mean that stuff that we all eat but don't know that we eat? It makes my toothpaste nice and pasty.
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madman101 at 2017-06-22 18:03 (UTC) (Lien)
Egads! It's in toothpaste too? - (I'm getting all sentimental over guar gum).

Do you use it in your bakering at all?
meowmensteen at 2017-06-22 18:38 (UTC) (Lien)
Na, we stick to gelatin, agar, cornstarch, and eggs to thicken things. Sometimes chocolate.
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madman101 at 2017-06-22 19:08 (UTC) (Lien)
That's good!

I use xanthum gum a lot - which is such a weird thing that I am sure that one day it will be bad for us. It isn't even listed by Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thickening_agent:

Alginic acid (E400), sodium alginate (E401), potassium alginate (E402), ammonium alginate (E403), calcium alginate (E404) - polysaccharides from brown algae
Agar (E406, a polysaccharide obtained from red algaes)
Carrageenan (E407, a polysaccharide obtained from red seaweeds)
Locust bean gum (E410, a natural gum polysaccharide from the seeds of the Carob tree)
Pectin (E440, a polysaccharide obtained from apple or citrus-fruit)
Gelatin (E441, made by partial hydrolysis of animal collagen)

I have also used slippery elm bark, but not too much since it can cause slippery intestine nonsense. I'd like to try locust bean gum. Eggs are the best. Cocoa is also wonderful except so hard to dissolve unless heated.

I am hoping that your cornstarch is GMO. I hate how I try to evangelicalise, but this: I hate sugars and starches. They are bad for CFS and related conditions, and for diabetes - (they also contribute to aging). So, the less you can use - and the less gluten - the better. ?yes? That is just my rude two-cents worth, I hope you don't mind.

meowmensteen at 2017-06-23 01:25 (UTC) (Lien)
My whole life is sugars and starches. I go through seven pounds of potatoes a week in my tiny little kitchen at home.
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madman101 at 2017-06-23 01:33 (UTC) (Lien)
Well then, you are doomed.

I used to love potatoes and ate them proudly. Now I avoid them, it's so sad. There are boxes of instant mashed potatoes everywhere. I am an embarrassment to my race.
meowmensteen at 2017-06-23 01:38 (UTC) (Lien)
We're all doomed. I'm going to die when I am 101.
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madman101 at 2017-06-23 02:08 (UTC) (Lien)
I should be dead now since I'm 101.

I hope you check my latest post, yo.

Signing off..


(Tried to find a certain post for ya but couldn't - maybe tomorrow...)
meowmensteen at 2017-06-24 21:23 (UTC) (Lien)
There's no rule that says you have to die at 101.
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madman101 at 2017-06-24 22:06 (UTC) (Lien)
Oh good.

I guess I can wait until our computer overlords tell me to die at 1010101. By which time I will also be a computer.
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