Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tortilla sadness

The wonderful tortillas I get a Food City contain a bit of potassium sorbate as a preservative. However, I learned that isn’t enough to keep away mold after two weeks. That’s one of the down sides of a single guy buying a family’s worth of tortillas. But a 24 pack was all they offered. I suppose they’d last longer in the fridge, but it’s already full of other things, like burrito filling and cheese. So a dozen tortillas into the trash. Such are my trials.

[Potassium sorbate occurs naturally in the berries of the rowan tree, also known as the mountain ash. The berries have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and food preservation. Today, potassium sorbate is more commonly produced synthetically through a fermentation process involving sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide. This method creates a chemically identical product to the one found in nature, but in much larger quantities and at a lower cost.]

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