Sausage, sausage, sausage!
I don’t know about you, but sausages are every where we go!
It seems that being an Aussie, every social occasion will have the good old sausage thrown on the barbie.
At every soccer and football match, hotdogs are served afterwards. Please do let me know if they are also served at netball games and the like, having 5 boys I wouldn’t know!
You will often find them at Bunnings on the weekend…they are everywhere!
Let’s take a look at your typical sausage that is thrown on the BBQ each weekend
Coles BBQ Thick Sausages
Beef (70%), Water, Rice Flour, Salt, Acidity Regulator (451), Preservative (223), Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (Maize), Dextrose (Maize), Spice Extracts (160c), Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion and Garlic), Spices, Herb Extracts, Edible Collagen Casing.
- Do you know what the potential effects are of Preservative (223)?
- Do you know what Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (Maize) is?
- Do you know what Dextrose (Maize) is ?
Most sausages will include the following additives:
1. Flavour enhancers
MSG or free glutamic acid forms (typical examples include – MSG, calcium caseinate, textured protein, hyrdolysed protein (any protein that is hydrolysed), yeast extract). These flavour enhancers are added to transform what would be an otherwise bland and inferior product into a product that is palatable. Common side effects of these flavour enhancers include bronchospasms in asthmatics, dizziness, headaches, heart arrhythmia, heart palpitations, irritability, migraines, nausea, neck pain, pins and needles in upper limbs, restlessness and hives
Side effects common for these colours include hyperactivity, allergies, upset stomachs, skin rashes, linked to behaviour and learning problems.
Side effects common for these preservatives include nausea, nettle rash, behavioural problems, asthmatics are recommended to avoid.
In my experience, unless you are specifically visiting a butcher, requesting to view the ingredients of the meal used in their sausages, or having your own sausages made, most sausages are full of harmful food additives.
This week I had the absolute pleasure of working with my local butcher, The Naked Butcher, developing a new range of Additive Free Sausages.
You can find these amazing sausages on the Additive Free Marketplace.
The philosophy at the The Naked Butcher is to provide healthy, natural options for customers enjoyment. It was great learning about the process of making the sausages and getting back to basics. Developing a real sausage, with real meat, with real herbs and real ingredients, with no harmful food additives!
The range is still in development, but stay tuned for updates when the new sausage range is ready!
Together we can make change! We can vote with our dollar!
Let’s see our kids consuming real sausages after their sporting adventures, that are good for them!
Woudl you like to be kept up to date with the latest developments?
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Come and join us in the Additive Free Kids Community.
I look forward to chatting you with there 🙂