WHAT'S IN POPPY SEED DRESSINGS?
POPPY SEED DRESSINGS - CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™
Poppy Seed Dressings can be deliciously sweet. Even homemade versions call for added sweeteners, but brands like Kraft Poppyseed dressing use the Not In Kitchen™ sweetener >> High Fructose Corn Syrup >> a commercial grade sweetener we don’t have in our kitchens at home. (Source for Kraft ingredients: KraftHeinz Foodservice 7/22/19 and package on Amazon.com 7/22/19)
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP AND WATER ARE THE #1 AND #2 INGREDIENTS IN KRAFT CREAMY POPPYSEED DRESSING. According to the FDA 2019, 92% of U.S. corn acreage is GMO. Excessive consumption of HFCS has been linked to numerous health issues. Concerns are connected to the cumulative effect of consuming these highly processed, intensely sweet ingredients.
Q: When we choose to eat a salad, we are making a healthier choice >> does this salad dressing look like a healthy choice to you?
KRAFT CREAMY POPPYSEED DRESSING CONTAINS NINE INGREDIENTS WHICH ARE NOT IN KITCHEN™ >> NINE INGREDIENTS WE WOULD NEVER USE TO MAKE POPPYSEED DRESSING FROM SCRATCH IN OUR KITCHENS: Kraft Creamy Poppyseed dressing contains High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soybean Oil, Modified Food Starch, Polysorbate 60, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Beta Carotene, Potassium Sorbate and Calcium Disodium Ethylenediaminetraacetic Acid.
KRAFT CREAMY POPPYSEED DRESSING IS BANNED AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET: Kraft Creamy Poppyseed dressing contains three ingredients which Whole Foods Market cites as “unacceptable in food” >> High Fructose Corn Syrup, Potassium Sorbate and Calcium Disodium Ethylenediaminetraacetic Acid. (Source: Whole Foods Web site 7/19)
SEVERAL BRANDS OF POPPY SEED DRESSINGS CONTAIN WATER AND SWEETENERS AS THE #1 AND #2 INGREDIENTS: Panera At Home, General Mills’ Annie’s Lite and KraftHeinz’s Kraft Creamy Poppyseed dressing all contain water and sweeteners as their #1 and #2 ingredients.
SOME OTHER BRANDS OF POPPY SEED DRESSINGS ALSO CONTAIN SUGAR AND WATER IN THEIR TOP THREE INGREDIENTS: Ken’s Lite Poppy Seed dressing has Sugar as the #1 ingredient and Water as the #2 ingredient. (Source: Ken’s Web site 7/22/19) Marzetti Poppyseed dressing contains Sugar as the #2 ingredient and Water as the #3 ingredient, while Marzetti Simply Dressed Strawberry Poppyseed dressing contains Water as the #2 ingredient and Sugar as the #3 ingredient. (Source: Marzetti Web site 7/22/19)
BRIANNAS POPPY SEED DRESSING ALSO CONTAINS SUGAR AND WATER IN THE TOP THREE INGREDIENTS: Two tablespoons of Briannas Poppy Seed dressing contains 7 grams of sugar. (Source: Briannas Web site 7/22/19)
NEWMAN’S OWN POPPY SEED DRESSING CONTAINS SOYBEAN OIL AS THE #1 INGREDIENT: Soybean Oil is a commercial grade, Not In Kitchen™ oil >> Soybean Oil is not found in homemade recipes. According to the FDA 2019, 94% of U.S. soybean acreage is GMO.
Q: Do you use soybean oil at home?
Newman’s Own Poppy Seed Dressing contains sugar as the #2 ingredient. (Source: Newman’s Own Web site 7/22/19) Ingredients are always listed in descending order of amount.
LET’S LOOK AT MARIE’S POPPY SEED DRESSING AND THE TYPES OF INGREDIENTS IT CONTAINS: Similar to Newman’s Own, Marie’s #1 and #2 ingredients are Soybean Oil and Sugar. (Source: Marie’s Web site 7/22/19)
Marie’s Poppy Seed Dressing contains oil from Soybeans, Sugar, Water, Dehydrated Onion and Garlic, two+ flavor enhancers >> Torula Yeast and Natural Flavors plural, Xanthan Gum which is an emulsifying/thickening agent, and Citric Acid which is a chemical preservative.
MARIE’S POPPY SEED DRESSING CONTAINS FIVE INGREDIENTS WHICH ARE NOT IN KITCHEN™: Soybean Oil, Torula Yeast, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum and Citric Acid are all Not In Kitchen™ ingredients found in Marie’s Poppy Seed Dressing.
POPPY SEED DRESSING COMPARISON: Here’s a look at Marie’s Poppy Seed dressing vs. Closest To Homemade™ brand Tessemae’s Organic Honey Poppyseed Dressing & Marinade. (Source: Tessemae’s Web site 7/22/19)
Marie’s Poppy Seed dressing contains five ingredients Not In Kitchen™ while the Tessemae’s Organic Honey Poppyseed contains none.
The Marie’s dressing is also slightly higher in sugar than the Tessemae’s, and the source of the sweetener is Organic Honey in the Tessemae’s vs. sugar beets in Marie’s >> according to the FDA 2019, 99% of all sugar beets in the U.S. are GMO.