6 Preservatives To Avoid
We live in a time and a place that we often take having an abundance of fresh food for granted; but throughout history and in other parts of the world, this is not necessarily the case. Even in ancient times, when there was an abundance of fresh food, people were always at risk for their food going bad. To mitigate this, people have been perfecting the art of preserving food for millennia.
People in ancient times would often use salt to preserve food, which is one of the many reasons salt was so valuable, and often used as currency. Other techniques used by ancient cultures included drying food, pickling food, and fermenting food. These techniques were developed so that people could store food beyond just a few days, ensuring a steady supply of nourishment.
Fast forward, and the advent of modern refrigeration leapt us much further ahead in the ability to preserve our food.
Still, many purveyors sought to make food last even longer, have a longer shelf life, and in some cases, virtually never spoil. This led a wide variety of chemicals being used to keep food from spoiling, allowing for further transport, more time spent on a shelf, and in some cases, eliminating the need for refrigeration.
Preservatives are in the majority of processed foods, putting them amongst a legion of ingredients you should likely be avoiding on the Kaufmann Diet. Still, these can lurk in some foods that are still permitted on the Kaufmann Diet. Here is a list of 6 to avoid and foods you might find them in that are on the Kaufmann Diet.