Honestly, I’m having a hard time pronouncing the word “Azodicarbonamide”. Azodicarbonamide has become a very controversial among food consumers lately. Many consumers are concerned about ingesting bread that contains this chemical.
What is Azodicarbonamide. Well, back in the day, bread would go bad or stale after a few days of baking. You will see mold growing. However, nowadays, we can buy bread that remains fresh for a week or so. This is because of Azodicarbonamide. It is used as a food additive, a flour bleaching agent and improving agent. The bad image of Azodicarbonamide is, it is used in the production of foamed plastics, such as yoga mats, shoe soles, floor mats and window gaskets. Now, you know what is this chemical is. Would you want to eat a bread that contains this additive?
UK, Australia and Europe banned this chemical in foods. It is just sad that only United States allows this ingredient in foods. The World Health Organization (WHO) studied azodicarbonamide; it is also linked it to asthma and other allergic reactions. So when you buy bread make sure it doesn’t contain this chemical additive. Anyhow, after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive to remove Azodicarbonamide in Subway bread. Subway has announced, they will remove a plastic-based chemical food additive and bleaching agent from their sandwich bread.