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  • Should I avoid cheese with Annatto in it? Also applegate farms products?

    I can usually get pretty good locally made cheese for cheap around here but they add annatto to their cheddar. Just wondering if its something to be avoided?

    also I purchased a few boxes of applegate farms chicken and sage breakfast sausage on sale the other day. this stuff: Products - Breakfast Sausage - Gluten Free Natural Chicken and Sage Breakfast Sausage - Applegate

    havent tried it yet and was curious about others opinions on it.

  • #2
    Applegate is the one meat brand I do buy, aside from meat at the butcher counter or from a farmer. Seems like they do the right stuff. Would love to know if others know any more about them...

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    • #3
      I don't think there is anything wrong with annatto. I'm not sure how it's processed before it's added to cheeses, but annatto itself is just a seed. I've used it in cooking a few times.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
        I don't think there is anything wrong with annatto. I'm not sure how it's processed before it's added to cheeses, but annatto itself is just a seed. I've used it in cooking a few times.
        i always thought to make it into a dye or whatever it had to go through some crazy chemical processing? maybe im wrong?

        I eat applegate farms shit all the time though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
          I eat applegate farms shit all the time though.
          Don't eat shit.

          Just sayin'.

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          • #6
            Nope... to use annatto seed as a dye all you have to do is steep it in a liquid, such as a fat for a few minutes.
            BOOM!
            Color.

            You can actually buy just annatto seed yourself and do this very easily.
            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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            • #7
              Yeah, anatto is just a bright orange seed. My grandma cooks traditional Puerto Rican dishes using anatto oil -- basically putting the seeds in some olive oil and letting it sit for a few hours. The oil turns BRIGHT orange from the natural dyes in the anatto seeds.

              No chemical process necessary!

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              • #8
                Why dye cheese? Eat real cheese instead
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by peril View Post
                  Why dye cheese? Eat real cheese instead
                  ...what makes yellow or orange cheese un-real? Have you never eaten a cheddar that was orange?

                  Why is cheese yellow or orange when milk is white?
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