Almost 500 Foods Contain The ‘Yoga Mat’ Compound. Should We Care?
March 06, 2014
That compound found in commercially baked bread — yep, the one that’s in yoga mats, too — is in the news again.
A report from the Environmental Working Group finds that the compound, azodicarbonamide, is found in close to 500 food products, from Pillsbury Dinner Rolls to Little Debbie products to Wonder Bread.
As you may recall, the sandwich chain Subway got a lot of attention a few weeks back when it announced its plans to remove this compound — which is used to improve dough and maintain bread texture — from its bread.