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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,195 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Ettlinger Narrator: Mark Lund Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he often reads the ingredients label without a clue as to what most of it means. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60? he was at a loss and determined to find out.

In this fascinating exploration into the curious world of packaged foods, Twinkie, Deconstructed takes us from the phosphate mines in Idaho to the corn fields in Iowa, from gypsum mines in Oklahoma to oil fields in China, to demystify some of America's most common processed food ingredients: where they come from, how they are made, how they are used, and why.

Beginning at the source, we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powder with a strange name - all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake. If you've ever wondered what you're eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter is a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 2/5/2014

    " Bleached flour is actually bleached!!! That's crazy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Surfing Moose | 1/31/2014

    " A good read and found it interesting where all those ingredients come from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ana Maria | 1/20/2014

    " I love to read about food and the food industry but I find very little new information. This book was packed with information that was new to me! I love reading it for information but Steve Ettlinger also writes with a great deal of wit and humor as he serves up a hefty dish of information most people don't want to stomach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liane | 1/16/2014

    " I'm not sure if this book makes me want to eat a Twinkie, or never eat food again! "

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