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Bleach Residues in Bleached Food Stuffs: Which foods are bleached?

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Bleach Residues in Bleached Food Stuffs: Which foods are bleached?

echoclerk | Nov 13, 2012 07:10 AM

Why do we bother to bleach foods and does it leave residues in the foods?

What sort of chemicals are used for these processes? Are they generally toxic chemicals?

How can you rinse the bleach out of flour or say sugar? It seems such a strange thing (vain) to bother doing.

What is bleached and how?
- Bleached Flour (chlorine gas?)
- White Sugar, (To produce a white sugar, sulfur dioxide is bubbled through the cane juice before evaporation - wikipedia)
- Tripe (hydrogen peroxide or chlorine-based?)

Others?

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