This is enough to turn you off all bread! Did you know that one of the common ingredients in bread is made from human hair, which is harvested in China?

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    I knew that they used ground up chicken feathers in laundry powder as a filler to stop it from settling in the box.But that's a whole 'nuther ball game to hairy bread.

    I suppose there must a thousand disgusting things in our food.

    yeah well maybe you better keep them to yourself.:)

    Some times, ignorance is bliss.
    This only applies to the USA, other countries have banned the use of this product.

    Oh, I have not checked out my bread mixture yet, nor the bread improver. I've been busy, but tomorrow...
    heww....another made-in-China....

    Not only from China, but also from the floors of Hindu temples after certain rites.
    The one saving grace is that the Chinese do have very nice hair.

    Haa, ha. How about dead ones?

    Omg, dont want to think aboutit, But I guess, waste not, want not. Dead or alive. Could that be new way of making money, send our unwanted hair to China. ?

    Which common ingredient is it?

    If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. This is a non-essential amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order to speed industrial processing. It’s usually not added directly to flour intended for home use, but you’ll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries.

    While some L-cysteine is directly synthesized in laboratories, most of it is extracted from a cheap and abundant natural protein source: human hair. The hair is dissolved in acid and L-cysteine is isolated through a chemical process, then packaged and shipped off to commercial bread producers. Besides human hair, other sources of L-cysteine include chicken feathers, duck feathers, cow horns and petroleum byproducts.

    Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, by the way.

    You can find this article on:

    Ok, well I don't see it on my bread or bagels so I'm good :)
    So if I get a piece of oily bread then does this mean the person had dirty greasy hair? MMMM!

    Well that thought alone should turn everyone off on Pizza Hut's greasy pan pizza, lol
    Thanks for the info Eggy.Guess I'll eat more rice & potatoes now.

    oh gross eggplant is this true that bread from chaina has haire bye from sniper1237 doe hier digest if we swolw it.

    It seems in Australia they don't use the hair, but they do use chicken and duck feathers. It's disgusting. You never know what's in your food, especially something from the shops.

    the BRAT diet is bananas, apple sauce, rice, & toast. i believe those are the foods to eat when one has diarrhea. i'm not sure though. anybody know?

    I make my own bread with a pre-mix. Now, I am going to check the packet to see what's in it.
    let us in on the secret. please! thanx eggplant. i sure didnt know that!

    Not only is hair used, but duck feathers, chicken feathers, cow horns and petroleum by products.
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    I just checked the ingredients as listed on the bread I always buy. It is Pepperidge Farm Oatmeal Bread and there is no L-cysteine listed as an ingredient. But I know they use roadkill and eutanized animals and ground hoofs and feathers in over the counter dog and cat food.

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