Guide to hexane-extracted soy in meat alternatives.

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Many people are not aware of this but hexane is a toxic chemical used in the process of extraction of soyfood processing.

Here is a little background on hexane:

“To process common soy ingredients, such as soy protein isolate and soy protein concentrate, manufacturers immerse whole soybeans in a bath of synthetic, petroleum-based solvents. Hexane is classified as a neurotoxin by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a hazardous air pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency.”

Thay being said when you are choosing a soy alternative to common foods think about how much soy based products you consume as it will add up in terms of increased exposure to hexane.

Below is a list of soy foods that are processed with hexane and foods that are not processed with hexane.

Be cautious and on the lookout.

Guide to hexane-extracted soy in meat alternatives.

The guides are based primarily on information acquired through exchanges with industry participants. Cornucopia staff members contacted companies that produce and market meat alternatives and nutrition bars, to ask them about their production practices. Every company listed was given the opportunity…

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