Monthly Archives: June 2012

Soy Lecithin

Have you ever looked at the ingredients on a candy bar? Chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla; all pretty normal, and familiar, things. But near the end of the list you can usually find something called soy lecithin. What is it, why is it in our food, and is it harmful to us? These are all […]

Thaumatin

Thaumatin is a natural non-nutritive sweetener, but does not currently have use in the United States and is not listed as one of the six non-nutritive sweeteners approved by the FDA. The name thaumatin is derived from the katemfe¬†plant – having the scientific name of Thaumatococcus danielli – which is found in western Africa. The […]