What is Potassium Meta Bisulphide?


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I am afraid that potassium meta bisulphide is a sciencey variant of sulfites, one of the three ingredients the guidelines warn you to stay away from. Reading about potassium meta bisulphide on the web, I found warnings that some people have allergic reactions to this "food preservative." If some people have allergic reactions, the rest of us may have gut problems in response too.

I have found 3 or 4 varieties of coconut milk with only guar gum as an ingredient. You may need to check with another store or two. I have found okay coconut milks at 3 stores near me.

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Sorry but no, that can's out I'm afraid. Sulphites are really nasty things. The book says they can cause 'significant dermatalogical, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular symptoms in sensitive people.' I know it is possible to get coconut milk without it and some may be able to tell you which brands.

Edited to add 'What Tom said' :) We were obviously typing at the same time.

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Three brands of compliant coconut milk I have used are Thai Kitchen, Aroy-D, and Trader Joe's. Almost every other brand I have run into has sulfites, but I know there are a few more compliant ones. The ingredients should be only coconut milk and maybe water and guar gum.

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Both the Trader Joes light and their coconut cream (what they call their full fat version) are compliant. The light is simply coconut and water. I like it because it mixes into hot or cold coffee and it's only 99 cents so I don't mind that they add water. The cream has an additive that I hadn't heard of but moderator Renee said it was fine.

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I have found compliant co at Walmart as well as Kroger.

Yes they have my favorite one but have been out of it the last two times I have been there. Robin posted their corporate number so I called to whine and beg. Going tomorrow to see if it's back.

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Thanks for the replies!

I shop Trader Joe's and only ever found Lite Coconut milk in a can there. They also have coconut cream in the baking section but I assume that is different?

That's the one I've had from there. I prefer not to buy lite coconut milk usually because I can add water myself if I need to, but it's good if I can only get to Trader Joe's. I assumed the cream was different, but refer to Susan's post. She says it's just what they call their full fat kind.

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Ya know...I thought I had seen that Goya had bad stuff in it but I thought maybe it was different in different markets. I would return it telling them how nasty and unnecessary an ingredient it is. My store started carrying a compliant Thai Kitchen brand when I did that. Still working on them to carry the one that Walmart carries (my favorite and the cheapest) but so far no luck.

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If you have an Asian market nearby, try looking there. That's where I found the Aroy-D brand. My nearby Asian market had upwards of ten choices, only two compliant, and Aroy-D the cheapest. You can also look for stuff like compliant hot sauces, cheap spices, and great vegetables like Chinese eggplant. :)

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