|Freshly Made Wood Free Bread|
I ran across this article yesterday, and I have to say I was a little surprised. It reveals a variety of fast food and packaged foods that contain cellulose, which is basically wood fiber. Turns out the FDA says it is perfectly safe to add it to food, with no limit on how much except in meat.
The food manufacturers love it because it's a cheap extender for products and it extends the shelf life. Well sure, unless you have a termite attack you can probably keep some of this stuff in the pantry forever.
As a fallen member of the Weight Watchers flock, whose mantra until the recent change to allow fruits and veggies to be consumed points free, was 'Fiber Up!', I now realize I had been buying packaged bread whose labels proclaimed "Double Fiber!", "Triple Fiber", and "No High Fructose Corn Syrup", only to be served a heaping helping of cellulose. Good grief.
So here's a reminder that it just takes a little planning, and virtually no work, to make your own no knead bread.