4/24/2008 11:36 PM ET |
Filed under: Etc.
Looks like the Hollywood sensation Pinkberry frozen yogurt isn't the healthy, nonfat and all-natural treat it claimed to be.
Tears stream down our face.
The stuff that goes into the popular froyo was recently analyzed and the results are a bit scary!
There's 23 ingredients in a Pinkberry. Two of the 'sugars' used, fructose and maltodextrin, another are both laboratory-produced ingredients extracted from corn syrup. Then there's a bunch of stuff that sounds like items you'd find in a scary science lab, including five additives defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as 'emulsifiers' (propylene glycol esters, lactoglycerides, sodium acid pyrophosphate, mono- and diglycerides).
Dr. Gary A. Reineccius, a professor in the department of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota said that many of the ingredients Pinkberry uses gives it qualities that nonfat frozen yogurt would not have naturally.
Thanks, Pinkberry for proving that Mom's again always right. If it's too good, it aint true!