here’s a reason why so much fast food and processed food tastes like paper: a lot of it contains wood pulp and that’s perfectly fine with the federal government. Companies are allowed to put as much of it in your food — except your meat — as they want, according to the online business magazine TheStreet.com.
The food products industry calls it cellulose and says it helps prevent food from crumbling and touts the fiber it adds to American diets. If it’s that good, maybe we should turn it into a breakfast cereal.
TheStreet.com compiled a photo slideshow of 15 foods companies that manufacture food containing cellulose. Go see the slideshow to learn exactly which foods they found contain it. As the list below shows, TheStreet says that some really big brand name companies add wood to their food.
- Weight Watchers International
- General Mills
- Sara Lee
- YUM Brands (Taco Bell)
- Jack in the Box
- Kraft Foods
- YUM Brands (Pizza Hut)
- Wendy’s Arby’s
- YUM Brands (KFC)