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Unhealthy additives find our way into almost every imaginable food. Last week, my husband purchased this spice jar of garlic powder for a recipe without looking at the ingredient list (you’d think I’d have him trained better considering he lives with me!). I happened to take a peek and this is what I saw:

Lawry’s Garlic Powder, Coarse Ground with Parsley

INGREDIENTS: GARLIC, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN), PARSLEY.

So they’ve basically taken something as simple as powdered garlic and added unnecessary and harmful trans fats. Remember, ingredients are listed in order of weight, so this means there is more hydrogenated oil in this jar than parsley. Not quite what I had in mind for dinner.

Moral of this story? Never assume something simple will be free from additives and preservatives. There are many other brands which only contain garlic and parsley, so read the label and shop smart!

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