Imitation Crab Meat – Worse than I Imagined
Imitation Crab, (Because We Just Can’t Make As Much Money on Real Crab)
So much fake food, so little time….
- Meat Glue
- Fake crab and lobster
- Wally World ground beef
If you read my recent newsletter, Beaver Nasty Bits, you may think that my goal is to gross you out. No, my intention is to put a spotlight on Big Food and show you what goes on behind the factory food curtain.
Think about imitation crab and imitation lobster.
Is it just white fish chopped up?
Pollock fish is processed into frozen blocks and shipped over to companies like Louis Kemp. In the fake crab factory the frozen blocks of fish are chopped.
Other ingredients are added to make a fish slurry paste for easy fake crab making. The slurry is squirted into thin sheets, cut into strips and bundled like rope or string cheese. Some of the goo is dyed red, so they can paint a strip on the imitation crab slurry sheet, making it look real.
Ingredients include sugar, sorbitol, salt, artificial crab-like flavor, wheat, GMO soy/corn, MSG containing artificial flavors/yeast extract/hydrolyzed soy protein/carrageenan, propylene glycol (antifreeze), red color added (sometimes food processors use carmine squashed red bugs, see my post).
Hard to believe we think this tastes like crab.
Imitation crab meat is more artificial than I imagined.
Please do not put your money into this product, it is inflammatory, and loaded with artificial ingredients.
Look for real seafood!
Make crab or salmon cakes with fresh seafood or wild caught canned crab or salmon for a delicious and affordable meal.
Try these fabulous recipes
Salmon Cakes with Cilantro Lime Avocado Dip (Autoimmune Paleo)
Tip: When buying seafood, beef, chicken or other animal protein – Look for One ingredient.
Farm-raised, wild-caught fish and pasture-raised, free-range chickens/eggs and pasture-raised or grass-fed meats.
No nasty bits.
Try Wild Planet canned seafood – so many delicious, fresh-tasting options, even pop-top for easy lunches at school and work.
I buy my beef, chicken, and pork from organic farmers, raising their animals on pasture, the way God intended.
Sometimes it is from my local farmer’s market. Local sources for real food near you are often listed on EatWild.com
Sometimes it is delivered to my door from USWellnessMeats.com
Real food is available and worth the effort!
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