I looked at my usual brand of bread, a pretty healthy hearty type. Saw nothing in the ingredient listing that sounded likeBromide or Bromine, but the cheapo fluffy white bread didn't list that either. What do they call it in the ingredient list? Dough conditioner or something? Also, does home-baked bread from a bakery or say, "Subway" have bromide in it? Sorry, I tried to find the answer online, but had no luck. Thanks!
I don't eat very much bread, maybe one loaf every three or four months. Last week when I got hungry for some I noticed a whole grain, multi-grain bread that said "bromine free" right on the label. That was the one I bought. I wish I could remember the brand, I know I got it at a Walmart.
thanks. Dough conditioner really did sound suspicioius. Apparently it can be in anything with flour. That includes a lot of foods around us, needless to say. So even whole wheat flour could have it. Bummer!
Johnny Apple Bomb, don't you think they should remove or change this paragraph, it has an excerpt, not very politically correct in today's world or very nice! I am referring to the racial slur contained in this article. It is at the bottom of the page in the link you provided. http://www.naturalthyroidchoices.com/bromide.html
Monday, July 21, 1930 - Bromide Intoxication
"The body requires a certain amount of common salt. Bromides drive out some of that necessary salt. When the displacement reaches 30%, bromide intoxication develops, closely resembling several other kinds of intoxication. The victim becomes drowsy and dull. His wits wander; his memory fails. He has hallucinations, "frequently of the colored type, such as seeing a Negro man or some dark animal." The well known bromide rash may or may not occur. "
Perhaps they should use an updated version? I should write them an email. The rest of the info is very interesting, especially being from 1930.