(The latest post I’ve written for Attune Foods...)
When a food is too colorful, juicy, and “fresh”, I get suspicious – especially when it comes to dried fruit that is not meant to be any of those things. Dried fruit is meant to be faded, dry and chewy, not succulent and vibrant. So it was with a feeling of “ew” when I bit into a well known brand of “dry” mango (hint: there is a man’s name in the name of the brand/store) that was neon orange, cotton ball soft and lollipop sweet. The culprits were right there in the ingredient list: sugar (as if mango needs any help!), glycerine (to add moisture and a silky texture), sulphur dioxide (to keep the color from fading) – ingredients to ensure that the mango would never become “dry mango” which is what I was looking for!
Read the rest on the Attune Foods blog, here.
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