Chemical Maze App
What is Acetic Acid (260)?
How about Sodium Alginate (401)?
What about cosmetics ingredients?
Now you can find out what is in your food or cosmetics when you read the ingredients list.
Top screenshot of Chemical Maze
I was on the computer last night and I was looking up the book The Chemical Maze, by Bill Statham (Jan 2006). I saw the book being used on a food documentary by a woman as she looked through her kitchen cupboards pulling out packets of food with her children .
The book is simple: it demystifies the ingredient list on the back of the packets of food that we buy. It lets you know whether it harmful or not and if so what the side effects could be. It does not give you a list of well known food. The focus is on the ingredients, the good, the bad and the plain nasty. It gives smiley faces, unhappy faces for quick visuals.
I found out that there is an iPhone app for this. I splurged.
The app Chemical Maze is the electronic version of the book The Chemical Maze.
I typed in “Acetic Acid” (260) as it is on the ingredients list for my garlic paste.
Here are the results:
Green smiley face. 🙂
Conclusion: Acetic Acid is not harmful. Not excited about the origins but for now I will continue eating the garlic paste.
Chemical Maze app is easy to use, gives brief information that you can read at a glance.
Very useful either at the supermarket or in the kitchen.
Rating: Excellent, money well spent
Updated: Dec 28, 2010
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later
The author of this blog does not, in any way, profit from this post, and has no personal or professional connection to Bill Statham or Naturally Being Pty Ltd.