So how many of you have read “Enriched Bleached White Flour” and thought…”enriched” must be good.
1. To make rich or richer.2. To make fuller, more meaningful, or more rewarding: An appreciation of art will enrich your life.3. To add fertilizer to.4. To add nutrients to: The dairy enriched its milk with vitamin D.5. To add to the beauty or character of; adorn: “Glittering tears enriched her eyes” (Arnold Bennett).6. Physics To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
That all sounds good, right? Adding nutrients? Making more meaningful? rewarding? Think again!
So, the long and short of it is…
Enriched. Bad. Processed.
Fortified. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. What’s being fortified? Was it good or bad before it was fortified?
Also….read labels. NOT the front of the box [where there are false statements trying to sell you something!]
Or just don’t eat things in boxes. Easier said than done!
Read the ingredients list. Now, when you see “enriched” or “fortified” in that ingredient list…you’ll know what it means!
Do you have any experience with enriched or fortified foods?