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These wines can have artificial sulfites
added, but must not contain more than 100 ppm.
At Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), shoppers are not only trying new varieties, but they are also increasingly turning to organic wines with no sulfites
Sensitive individuals can experience such adverse reactions when they consume sulfites
, with asthmatics being particularly vulnerable to such toxicity.
and MSG (monosodium glutamate) can contribute to asthma attacks.
While trace amounts of sulfites
occur naturally in wines during the fermentation process, most producers add more, later in the winemaking process, to prolong shelf life.
Wine labels also may have the terms "sulfite
-free," "no sulfites
added" or just "NSA.
are preservative used to increase the shelf life of wine and other foods.
By law, every bottle of wine sold in the United States must carry those two unsettling words, contains sulfites
CSPI's efforts have been critical to getting killer sulfites
banned from salads; obtaining clear nutrition labels on packaged foods; persuading companies to remove cholesterol-raising tropical oils from many products; eliminating scores of deceptive advertisements; pressuring companies to offer healthier foods in supermarkets; revealing the calories, saturated fat, and sodium, in popular restaurant foods; and reducing levels of germs in meat and poultry.
are preservatives and antioxidants that can be-very dangerous for some people.
This statement clearly informs and protects the small percentage of consumers who are hyper-sensitive to sulfites
, which are a byproduct of sulfur dioxide," said Brian Fitzpatrick, a pioneer in the organic wine movement and owner of the Fitzpatrick Winery.