Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Citrus Red 2

I know the holidays are here and a lot of people will be using food coloring in candies and treats, but I just wanted to let everyone one knows to keep it light and read the label.

Citrus Red 2 is carcinogenic and used to enhance the color of the skin in some Florida oranges and other fruits. Since most people don’t eat the skin of oranges, the FDA isn’t concerned, but for those of you who candy orange peels or use orange zest, be cautious of where your oranges come from. We thought we were safe from additives with fresh fruit, but apparently, we were wrong.

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