Whey Research Paper

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The ingredients listed underneath “cheese blend” are whey, milk fat, milk protein concentrate, salt, sodium tripolyphosphate, citric acid, lactic acid, sodium phosphate, yellow 5, yellow 6, cheese culture, and enzymes.
Whey is a protein. It is good for your body, especially if you are lactose intolerant. Whey is made from the watery portion of milk that is separated from curds when making cheese. It is mostly used as a protein supplement. Whey is considered likely safe in children and adults when taken appropriately. Some side effects include increased bowel movements, nausea, thirst, bloating, cramps, reduces appetite, fatigue, and headache. On the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese label, it says “may contain milk,” this ingredient is one of
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It functions as a texturizer, emulsifier, surface-active agents, neutralizing agent, and a nutrient. A texturizer is added to change the way the food feels or looks. An emulsifier prevents oil from separating from the rest of the mixture. Emulsifiers are usually found in processes cheeses. A surface-active agent changes the surface tension of the liquid parts of the food. A neutralizing agent keeps the food from becoming too acidic or too alkaline. Sodium phosphate is good for the body. Both sodium and phosphate are essential nutrients needed to maintain a fluid-electrolyte …show more content…
It is very similar, if not the same as yellow 5. It is also useless for the body, but could have bad side effects. There is speculation on whether or not yellow 6 causes cancer.
Cheese Culture is a food additive used to start the cheese formation. It is similar to adding yeast to grains or grapes to make beer or wine, respectfully. Cheese in general has beneficial effects on the human body. It consists of dairy and protein which are both recommended by choosemyplate.gov as part of the daily food groups. Some side effects of cheese include flatulence, constipation, and GI upset.
Enzymes do not belong in a specific food category such as carbohydrates, lipids, etc. Enzymes specifically are compounds that speed up that rate of chemical processes, but they are not altered by this process. Almost all enzymes can be found in proteins. Rather, enzymes are needed for each and every reaction to occur inside the body. Therefore, enzymes are good for you. Enzymes in the cheese packet are there to react when the milk and butter (not included in the package) when added to the dry cheese

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