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Old 04-22-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Consumer awareness bring recently more and more info about the ingredients in our food.
If you think that pink slime or pulverized roaches were disgusting ( peanut butter contain over 100 bug parts ), you might change you mind when you ready this:
A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China
If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. You'll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries.
Human hair is a cheap and abundant natural protein source. The hair is dissolved in acid and L-cysteine is isolated through a chemical process, then packaged and shipped off to commercial bread producers. Besides human hair, other sources of L-cysteine include chicken feathers, duck feathers, pig hair, cow horns and petroleum byproducts. ( feathers and hog hair are reportedly inefficient compared to human hair in yielding great quantities of L-cysteine ).

BTW: Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China. China is one of the most important L-Cysteine producers in the world. Most of China’s L-Cysteine products are used for export.

Since Muslims are forbidden from eating anything derived from a human body, I guess Arabic bread products are safe to eat Also home made bread is L-cysteine free

Several sources, incl: The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog
Food For Thought - July 21, 2003
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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^^^Eek!
Good info to know.
Thanks elnina.

Probably will start to make my own bread...
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Yummy!
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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Really gross. I'm hiding under the bed for the rest of the day.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Vegetarian and vegan products like Morningstar veggie burgers use L.-cysteine from microbial fermentation product, rather than the human hair or duck feather source.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I just read the ingredients on this pumpernickle bread I bought and It does not have that L-Cysteine in it.However I rarely buy much bread anymore, I usually make my sandwhiches and wrap them in a flour tortilla if I have any kind of bread. I may start making my own. I do make orange marmalade bread but I may try and make whole wheat or something.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Consumer awareness bring recently more and more info about the ingredients in our food.
If you think that pink slime or pulverized roaches were disgusting ( peanut butter contain over 100 bug parts ), you might change you mind when you ready this:
A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China
If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. You'll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries.
Human hair is a cheap and abundant natural protein source. The hair is dissolved in acid and L-cysteine is isolated through a chemical process, then packaged and shipped off to commercial bread producers. Besides human hair, other sources of L-cysteine include chicken feathers, duck feathers, pig hair, cow horns and petroleum byproducts. ( feathers and hog hair are reportedly inefficient compared to human hair in yielding great quantities of L-cysteine ).

BTW: Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China. China is one of the most important L-Cysteine producers in the world. Most of China’s L-Cysteine products are used for export.

Since Muslims are forbidden from eating anything derived from a human body, I guess Arabic bread products are safe to eat Also home made bread is L-cysteine free

Several sources, incl: The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog
Food For Thought - July 21, 2003
Maybe this is why I am drawn to local, home made breads from the bakery or bakery section of our local market. OK, so I pay $4 a loaf, it is one of my rare splurges and it is soooooooo goooooood. Now I know it is much better for us as well.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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It's an amino acid plain and simple. Kind of soylent greenish when you think about it though, dissolved human body parts
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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We have been baking our own bread for about 6 months now. It tastes delicious and it is perfect for homemade sandwiches! My favorite we've made so far is cinnamon bread. PERFECT with pb & j!
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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So far, I don't think anyone has died or gotten ill from whatever is in our food! Bug parts in peanut butter? Just more protein!
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