No Food Babe, anti-freeze is NOT in beer.



No Food Babe, anti-freeze is NOT in beer.

Propylene Glycol Alginate, found in some beers, is not the same thing as propylene glycol. If you had even the slightest iota of chemical knowledge you could have easily figured this out.

So what is the difference between alginate and propylene glycol?

Propylene glycol Alginate is an ester of alginic acid and it is naturally found in edible kelp. Though some of the carboxyl groups are esterified with propylene glycol, some are neutralized with an appropriate alkali, and some remain free.

What this means is that propylene glycol alginate is alginic acid (derived from kelp) with propylene glycol groups attached to some of the carboxyl groups. It is not the same chemical as propylene glycol, not even close.

So for the last time Food Babe, anti-freeze is NOT added to beer nor to the other foods you are terrified of which have kelp alginate added.

The chemical found in beer that you should be concerned about, is called Ethanol. But I guess you don’t see it that way, as you are perfectly fine recommending people drink beer (just as long as they don’t add the kelp part).

Food Babe, please stop exploiting people for your own financial gain.


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