Commercially baked bread contains close to 30 additives , although generally regarded as “safe” (GRAS) , many are known to be toxic .
Running a series on some of the common additives in bakery goods ,starting today..
Calcium propionate (cp) is a common additive used to prevent mold formation in baked goods, is known to be toxic.
When cp is infused directly into rodents’ brains, it produces reversible behavior changes (e.g. hyperactivity, dystonia, social impairment, perseveration) and brain changes (e.g. innate neuroinflammation, glutathione depletion) that may be used as a model of human autism in rats !!
E number 282 is the Codex number for this chemical, if one is looking to avoid it, but most labels may only list them as class I or class II preservatives ..
KAVITHA SIMHA, RD