We maintain a long list of ingredients that we don’t think should be in food.

We insist on seeking out the freshest, most healthful, minimally processed ingredients available. No artificial anything, no trans fats, no short cuts, just food in its purest state — unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings, and preservatives.

The following list contains ingredients that Wholesome Goodness finds unacceptable.

IngredientsFunction#
HFCS and other harmful sweeteners
high fructose corn syrupsweetener1
hydrogenated starch hydrolysate (HSH)sweetener2
invert sugarsweetener3
levulosesweetener4
maltitolsweetener5
maltosesweetener6
mannitolsweetener7
sorbitolsweetener8
xylitolsweetener9
Artificial sweeteners
acesulfame-Kartificial sweetener10
aspartameartificial sweetener11
calcium saccharinartificial sweetener12
cyclamatesartificial sweetner13
neotameartificial sweetener14
polydextroseartificial sweetner15
saccharinartificial sweetener16
sodium saccharinartificial sweetner17
sucraloseartificial sweetener18
Modified starches
modified food starchthickener, binder, stabilizer19
cellulose gumthickener, stabilizer20
DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)emulsifier21
diglyceridesemulsifier22
ester gumsemulsifier23
glycerol ester of wood rosinemulsifier24
lactylated esters of mono and diglyceridesemulsifier25
monoglyceridesemulsifier26
polysorbatesemulsifier27
sucroglyceridesemulsifier28
aceytylated esters of mono- and diglyceridesemulsifier, sequestrant29
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)emulsifier, stabilizer30
propylene glycol alginateemulsifier, stabilizer, thickener31
Artifical colors and flavors
artificial colorsartificial colorant32
certified colorsartificial colorant33
tartrazineartificial colorant34
canthaxanthineartificial colorant35
FD&C colorsartificial colorant36
artificial flavorsartificial flavor37
ethyl vanillinartificial flavor38
vanillinartificial flavor39
Preservatives
benzoic acidpreservative40
butylparabenpreservative41
calcium sorbatepreservative42
erythorbic acidpreservative43
ethylparabenpreservative44
ethyocyquinpreservative45
methylparabenpreservative46
parabenspreservative47
propylparabenpreservative48
sodium sorbatepreservative49
sodium tripolyphosphatepreservative50
sulfites-otherpreservative51
tetrasodium EDTApreservative52
benzoates in foodpreservative, antimycotic agent53
potassium sorbatepreservative, antimycotic agent54
sodium benzoatepreservative, antimycotic agent55
sodium propionatepreservative, antimycotic agent56
sorbic acidpreservative, antimycotic agent57
bisulfitespreservative, antioxidant, color retention agent58
potassium bisulfitepreservative, antioxidant, color retention agent59
potassium metabisulfitepreservative, antioxidant, color retention agent60
sodium bisulfitepreservative, antioxidant, color retention agent61
sodium metabisulfitepreservative, antioxidant, color retention agent62
sulfites (sulfer dioxide)preservative, antioxidant, color retention agent63
sodium nitrate/nitritepreservative, antioxidant, flavor retention agent64
sodium sulfitepreservative, color retention agent65
MSG and other harmful flavor enhancers
monosoduium glutamate (MSG)flavor enhancer66
benzoyl alcohol (benzyl)flavor adjunct67
brominated vegetable oil (BVO)flavor carrier68
ammonium chlorideflavor enhancer69
autolyzed yeast extractflavor enhancer70
disodium glutamateflavor enhancer71
disodium guanylate (GMP)flavor enhancer72
disodium inosinateflavor enhancer73
disodium succinateflavor enhancer74
ethanol, ethyl alcoholflavor enhancer75
glutamic acidflavor enhancer76
hydrolyzed yeast extractflavor enhancer77
sodium diacetateflavor enhancer78
sodium glutamateflavor enhancer79
succinic acidflavor enhancer80
single ingredient oilsflavor enhancers81
solvent extracted oils, as stand-aloneflavor enhancers82
quinineflavoring agent83
Trans fats and hydrogenated oils
trans fats, artificiala component of hydrogenated fats84
hydrogenated oil (fat)treated oil to prolong shelf life85
partially hydrogenated oiltreated oil to prolong shelf life86
Antioxidants
astaxathinantioxidant87
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)antioxidant88
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)antioxidant89
propyl gallateantioxidant90
TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)antioxidant91
sodium erythorbateantioxidant, stabilizer92
stannous chlorideantioxidant, color retention agent93
nitrates/nitritesantioxidant, flavor, color retention agent94
potassium nitrate or nitriteantioxidant, flavor, color retention agent95
disodium calcium EDTAantioxidant, sequesterant96
disodium dihydrogen EDTAantioxidant, sequestrant97
EDTAantioxidant, sequestrant98
calcium disodium EDTAantioxidant, sequestrant99
Other harmful ingredients
cysteine (l-cysteine)additive for bread100
potassium hydroxidealkali101
sodium hydroxidealkali102
antibioticsantibacterials103
sodium ferrocycanideanticaking agent104
sodium silicoaluminateanticaking agent105
yellow prussiate of soda (sodium ferrocyanide)anticaking agent106
dimethylpolysiloxaneantifoaming agent107
polyethylene glycolantifoaming agent108
methyl siliconantifoaming/antisplattering agent109
calcium propionateantimycotic agent110
potassium benzoateantimycotic agent111
propionatesantimycotic agent112
bromated flourartificially aged and treated flour113
bleached flourartificially whitened and treated flour114
bentonitebinder / filler / humectant115
benzoyl peroxidebleaching agent for flour116
disodium dihydrogen Pyrophosphatebuffering/leavening117
caramel colorcolorant118
carmine (cochineal)colorant119
cochineal (carmine)colorant120
azodicarbonamidedough conditioner121
calcium peroxidedough conditioner, bleaching agent122
calcium stearoyl-2-lactylatedough conditioner, emulsifier123
sodium sterol lactylatedough conditioner, emulsifier124
sodium stearoyl-2-lactylatedough conditioner, emulsifier, whipping agent125
potassium bromatedough conditioner, flour maturing agent126
calcium bromatedough conditioner, maturing/bleaching agent127
foie grasduck liver128
cottonseed oilfat129
capreninfat substitute130
caprocaprylobeheninfat substitute131
hepta-esters of sucrosefat substitute132
hexa-esters of sucrosefat substitute133
microparticularized whey proteinfat substitute134
octa-esters of sucrosefat substitute135
Olestra / Oleanfat substitute136
Simplessefat substitute137
sucrose polyester (Olestra, Olean)fat substitute138
calcium Sulfatefirming agent, nutrient139
talcflow agent140
ethylene oxidefumigant, raw material for ethylene glycols141
rBGHgenetically modified growth hormone142
BST (bovine somatotropin)growth hormone for milk production143
butylene glycolhumectant144
propylene glycolhumectant145
butane glycolhumectant, flavor solvent146
sodium aluminum phosphateleavening agent147
sodium aluminum sulfateleavening agent148
propylene oxidemicrobiological fumigant149
natamycinmold inhibitor150
lead soldered canspackaging (most likely imported)151
methylene chlorideprocessing aid, extraction152
oxystearinsequestrant, antifoaming agent153
hydroxpropyl guar gumstabilizer154
microcrystaline cellulosestabilizer155
irradiated foodssterilized by high energy radiation156
dimethylamylamine (DMAA)stimulant, dietary supplement157
triclosansynthetic antibacterial158