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Offline Chilli Prawn

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Food Colourings and other food information
« on: October 15, 2006, 03:29 PM »
I suggest that anyone interested you visit this site first

ttp://www.gbruk.org.uk/news4.htm Guild of Bangladeshi Restaurateurs

and then

http://www.food.gov.uk/ Food Standards Agency

http://www.defra.gov.uk/ Defra

A bit anal some may say, but they are sources of good information on all sorts of topics to do with food and Indian cooking.

Safe cooking

CP

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Re: Food Colourings and other food information
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 01:35 AM »
I am with you on this one C P . The flagrant overuse of food colourings has been frowned upon in North America . Dyes and lakes have been shown in numerous studies to be highly carcinogenic . Just a reminder guys....sometimes robust colour in recipes do not indicate a healthy choice . Alternate  sources include saffron , turmeric . paprika and common sense . I don't wish to be a whistle blower , but being in the health-care profession , I would like to see the members here around for a long time !  :) :)


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Re: Food Colourings and other food information
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006, 10:41 AM »
Thanks CC.  Another food colouring which is completely safe and used all over India is Beetroot Powder.  You can buy it from most Asian shops.  It is not as powerful, but does add colour.

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