Here’s what no one tells you about additives used in most processed food :
From the moment you pick up a Lion Dance Brand meatball, it simply signifies that you have placed your trust in our products. We hold trust and integrity in a high position when formulating our meatballs, and we are proud to say that we use very few additives in our meatball ( unless you consider salt, pepper additives, they are actually seasoning… ).
The reason why our ingredients are so basic is that we use up to 80% pork in our manufacturing to achieve the ideal taste, texture, bounciness. While using such a high protein content is very expensive, we do not want to compromise our consumer’s health. Coupled with our meatball-making technique and technology, we are able to produce meatballs on large scale without the use of additives.
meatball today, you will find that our ingredients are old-school basic and we basic an the key ingredient to making Lion Dance Brand meatball is still PORK, starch, cuttlefish, and seasoning.
🚫 On the other hand !!!
But all you have to do is pick up another pack in the supermarket and look closely at the fine prints of ingredients listed.
- Surimi* (which itself already contains additive)
- Modified starch
- Flavour enhancer
- Seasoning (another more flavor enhancer?)
- Flavor enhancers (🧐 and even more is needed)
- Cuttlefish powder
- Vegetable oil
- Meat flavor (🤔, seriously, are you trying to cover up some taste?)
- Anti-caking agent
- Soy protein
- Palm Olein (Palm oil extract)
- Fish extract caramel
- Hydrolysed soy protein
These are the additives that you put into your body with every bite. I am a chemical engineer by taught, but I will not bore you to death with what all the terms mean, because you can google what's good/bad these days within seconds.
* I may start another article on this in the future, but I don’t want to overload you with information on this short read today.
So readers, pick the right pack next time you are doing your grocery shopping.
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