9. Hiding Controversial Ingredients
Many people claim to have adverse reactions to certain food ingredients and therefore choose to avoid them.
However, food manufacturers often hide these controversial ingredients by referring to them with technical names that people don’t know.
For example, in Europe MSG (monosodium glutamate) may be called E621 and carrageenan may be called E407.
The same can be said for many types of sugar, such as “evaporated cane juice” — it sounds natural, but it’s really just sugar.
Food manufacturers often hide the fact that their products contain controversial ingredients by calling them something else.