Jimmy John's? Good or no?


andrewscott

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So I have heard a lot of mixed responses regarding Jimmy John's. My wife heard that all their meats were Whole30 approved. Then in a previous thread (found here: http://forum.whole30.com/topic/30968-jimmy-johns/) I read that the OP on the thread contacted Jimmy John's to find out which of their meats were compliant, only to find out that the salami and capicola were the only ones. I went to Jimmy John's website (https://www.jimmyjohns.com/about-us/our-food/) today and found that apparently none of their meats are compliant. Under the footnote for "Natural Ingredients" for capicola it states "Contains 2% or less of: Dextrose, Tapioca Startch, Cultured Celery Juice Powder, Sea Salt, Corn Syrup, and Natural Flavor." Obviously the corn syrup is not compliant, but the dextrose is what I'm wondering about, because other meats seem entirely compliant with dextrose being the only exception. Is this a classic case of the "table salt issue" where there is a trace amount of dextrose in table salt yet it's still okay? Or is everything on the menu outright non-compliant? Any thoughts?

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The only 'classic case of table salt' is table salt.  Table salt has a miniscule amount of dextrose in it to prevent the iodine breaking down.  This was added to the exceptions because otherwise you would never ever be able to eat out. Any product aside from table salt that has dextrose listed as an ingredient, regardless of the amount is not compliant.  The dextrose in these meat items is not to help keep a mineral from breeaking down, it's to make things sweeter, so it's a no go.

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