1. Desserts and Baking
If you at least once tried to make their own cakeYou know that it is quite cheap. Flour and sugar - quite affordable products, but butter, cream, berries, mascarpone is expensive.
When dessert cheap, it's alarming. It is possible that natural cream replaced with vegetable and butter for margarine. All this affects the taste and quality of the product.
The oil contains 72,5-82,5% fat. Mass fraction of fat in margarine, according to the Technical Regulations CU is from 20%Technical regulations for oil and fat products. Technical Regulations of the Customs Union..
The lower the fat, the less friable baked products is obtained, which is critical, for example, and for puff pastry.
If the manufacturer uses fat margarine, the difference will not grow. But the benefits of this no: quality product will cost slightly cheaper than butter.
The differences are in the manufacture of cream. For example, natural whipping cream has fat content of 33%. They about 1.9 g protein per 100 g, 2.8 g carbohydrates, but only in the composition of a stabilizer in addition to the main product. Vegetable whipping cream has fat content of less than 30%, 2-fold less protein and 4 times more carbohydrates. Accordingly, the properties and the taste will be different. Cream of natural cream is more dense and better impregnates cakes.
bitter chocolate helpful: It stimulates the production of endorphins and improves mood, has a positive effectCocoa Bioactive Compounds: Significance and Potential for the Maintenance of Skin Health. on the health of the skin, prevents cardiovascular disease, helps in the fight against diabetes, strengthens the immune system. But this is true only for a quality product with a high content of cocoa beans.
To choose a good chocolate, use our tips. But cheap tiles of strange brown mass is best left on the shelf in the store. In its production of cocoa butter is replaced by vegetable fats, chocolate liquor and cocoa powder - cake remaining after oil extraction from cocoa beans. This deprives the product of almost any use. And the taste becomes an amateur. Also, tiles have to chew longer, since it above its melting temperature.
3. semi-finished goods
Treat all semi-finished products harmful it would be wrong, because no one is stigmatized as "dangerous" on homemade ravioliLying in the freezer. But the low price should be alerted.
For example, if a cutlet from chicken breasts are cheaper than chicken breasts, then the manufacturer has added additional ingredients to them. And in pursuit of a reduction in the cost structure may turn out in decent monstrous. For example, as part of the cutlets, which are released from the plant at a price 181 rubles per 500 grams, there is nothing that you do not put it in the dish.
But as a part of cheap meatballs popular brand you can find a lot of foreign products.
However, too expensive semi-finished products of other ingredients in the composition are not insured. Therefore, it is necessary to look not only on price but also on the label.
4. Non-seasonal fruit and vegetables
Low price does not necessarily mean poor quality product. Maybe supermarket in stock over the place, so it frees the shelf. Or store trying to sell perishable products quickly.
But the cheapness is to get you thinking, would not it be dangerous purchase. For example, in St. Petersburg in April, everywhere we began selling fragrant strawberries for 100 rubles per box about 400 grams of weight. And after that came the newsIn St. Petersburg, a three-year child was taken to hospital after eating strawberries, purchased from the subway. of poisoning by chemicals contained in the berries. Therefore, do not turn off critical thinking when you see the enticing price tag and think, due to what the seller could so reduce the price.
5. Cottage cheese
It is a useful product with high protein content. However, manufacturers are trying to give it a more appealing texture or reduce the cost of production can use any foreign additives. For example, the starch in the composition of cheese increases the content of carbohydrates in it, the number of which a significant part of consumers worried about this product - Visitors gyms. The jar can be also palm oil.
These additives are in expensive cottage cheese, but the chances of finding them in a cheap product is much higher. Once again all the attention should be directed to the label and composition.
For the manufacture of a kilogram cheese It requires an average of 10 liters of milk. Also, the manufacturer is required rennet, starter and salt. Therefore, a good cheese at a low price can not buy.
The analogues contained cheap vegetable oils and starch. And it makes the cheese in a cheese product, what a conscientious manufacturer must report on the label. It is produced using the same technology as the cheese, but a significant portion of milk products is replaced by vegetable.
And if the cheese contains a lot of easily digestible protein, phosphorus and calcium, then its a cheap analogue of them will not. The starch thus change the balance of macronutrients in the product in the direction of increasing carbohydrates. Harm cheese product if plant components are of good quality, will not bring, but also good too.
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