Over the years, Planters peanuts have become more than just a roasted peanut. The peanuts are coated with many unhealthy ingredients. Planters – PEANUTS DRY ROASTED contains corn syrup and corn starch, which are likely to be derived from GM corn unless specified otherwise.
The facts about Planters Peanuts, pesticides and carcinogens
Planters Peanuts ingredients:
Corn syrup solids
Paprika and other spices
Onion and garlic powder
Hydrolyzed soy protein
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
MSG has been labeled as an excitotoxin because it is thought to have the ability to overstimulate cells to the point of death. Some people link MSG to headaches, flushing, poor concentration and diseases like fibromyalgia. Research has documented effects of MSG causing burning in the mouth, muscle fatigue, stomach upset, obesity and hormonal fluctuations.
Sugar and corn sugar (high fructose corn syrup)
Rats fed HFCS gained 300% more fat than those being fed (even slightly more amounts of) regular sugar or sugar from fruit. It also fattens your heart with bad cholesterol, causing plaque build up, leading to hypertension, heart disease and even stroke. Liver, gallbladder and kidneys process HFCS. It is highly destructive to the liver and can cause fatty liver. Scarring of the liver diminishes its ability to process out toxins that will make you sick. HFCS is also high in Mercury levels. Exposure (in young, growing children especially) can result in irreversible brain and nervous system damage.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
This is an edible form of soy, created by boiling the soy protein in a vat of sulfuric acid. The resulting acidic byproduct is neutralized with caustic soda. When you consume this type of soy, you also consume the chemical byproducts of the manufacturing process.
Corn starch is made from corn. As of 2012, 94% of non-organic corn is genetically modified. MCS is a derivative of corn, chemically altered to dissolve quickly and act as a thickener. Mice fed with GMO corn have smaller babies and have fertility problems.
The Planters peanut is no longer just a fire roasted peanut. Now they are just chemical infused nuts.