Much of the flour sold in the United States has been treated with potassium bromate, which causes the flour to bulk up, strengthens the dough, and makes bread rise more rapidly. This decreases the time needed for baking (thereby reducing costs) and also allows the use of low quality flour that might otherwise be unsuitable for baking. There's only one problem with this: Potassium bromate causes cancer.
bromate is so widely accepted as a carcinogen that it has been banned
in the European Union, Canada and even in China. U.S. law only allows
the chemical to be used as an ingredient in food because it was first
approved by the FDA back in 1958, before modern anti-cancer legislation
went into effect. The fact that the ingredient has actually received FDA
approval makes it much more difficult for it to be subsequently banned.
potassium bromate breaks down during the baking process, but tests have
confirmed that trace amounts can remain in finished baked goods.
Unfortunately for the careful consumer, U.S. law does not require that
potassium bromate be listed as a separate ingredient on food labels.
This is yet another example of the government making sure that you don't learn the truth about what's in your food.
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only reliable away to avoid this poisonous ingredient is to buy organic
flours and baked goods. Products sold in California must carry a
warning label if potassium bromate has been used.
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