Pickles: artificial color content

July 13, 2011 |

Mt. Olive Pickle Company’s Sandwich Stuffers; Kosher Dill. Let’s see what is inside. There is no dill weed added to these yellow pickles. No dill – No deal! See below why.


Mt Olive Pickles Risk, Nutrition and Dye Content

Mt Olive Pickles Risk, Nutrition and Dye Content

Based on the ingredients list (see the DyeDiet “Dyegram” above) anti-nutritional risk of DDFI = 20/3 ~ 6.7 (very high!) comes from 3 biochemically foreign additives (red segments):

Accordingly, nutritional value is close to ZERO with DDNF = 3/36 ~ 0.08, that is < 0.1. If only Mt. Olive Company would care about the consumer’s health as much as our grandma they could easily eliminate all of the strange anti-nutrients (red) and most of the benign additives (yellow segments). This would also lead to improvement in quality. WHY SHOULD WE SWAP OUR HEALTH FOR THEIR INFINITE SHELF-LIFE? Take a look what risk and nutrition of imaginary “grandma” pickles would be:

Imaginary pickles Risk and Nutrition

That is what we used to enjoy long time ago when we were kids. Nowadays it is hard to find anything better than these pickles from Kraft Foods at Walmart store:

Claussen Pickles Risk and Nutrition

While this deal is far from ideal, Claussen pickles are less harmful of the two. Note how so little efforts of adding more nutrients and saving the artificial color for dying textile (read Azo dyes in textile products) has made so big improvements in the risk and nutritional values. Overconsumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) may, of course, lead to a number of health problems (watch video). However let me remind you that HFCS is still a nutrient and it is up to us, consumers, to control how much we eat it. Its content in the Claussen pickles is only “2% or less.” Make your informed free choice!

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Category: Canned food, Food Dyes Exposure, Pickles

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  1. Susan says:

    Or make your own pickles. I never spent time much time in the kitchen because I was all about convenience and speed. Since changing the way we eat, I have learned it is really not that difficult to make food from scratch and it won’t cost that much more to be free of all the unnecessary additives.

  2. benamore says:

    My dad uses regular old cucumbers instead of pickles.

    • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

      Real pickles contain no dangerous chemicals. The industry makes your pickles dangerous. So education is what helps you to survive in this world…..