The other day, while at Target, I quickly picked up a can of chickpeas without reading the label. Usually, I use dried beans, but chickpeas take the longest to soften. So this time, I opted for canned beans. I really should have looked at the label. Here is the Target brand and the Sprouts brand (which was actually cheaper and organic.)
So now let’s look at the back. The first one is the Target brand.
Disodium EDTA is an additive that is also found in laundry detergent. Sodium Metabisulfite is an additve that is used as a preservative. There are some potential dangers listed if this is ingested. You can read about those here. So, this may not be the best product to buy. Let’s look at Sprout’s brand.
This looks much better. Not only is it organic, but it has ingredients that we can all recognize. This would be a better option to buy. God bless my husband, who picks up the slack. HE was actually the one that pointed out my error! I guess I have trained him well. 🙂 This post just goes to show that all labels should be read. Even simple products like chickpeas!