Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Corn Chips

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    5

    Default Corn Chips

    Does anyone know of an Organic chip that does NOT contain Canola Oil or Cottonseed Oil?
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    seanymph seanymph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    42

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Quote vitaman
    Does anyone know of an Organic chip that does NOT contain Canola Oil or Cottonseed Oil?
    Thanks!
    I have a the standard supermarket cornchips, you know the really cheap ones?
    I think they only have vegetable oil in.

  3. #3
    seanymph seanymph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    42

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Oh over here with have somthing called kettle chips they have an organic range.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    There are Lots of Organic corn chips out there.
    The challenge is finding them sans Canola or Cotton.

  5. #5
    ♥♥♥ Tigerlily's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Atlantic Canada
    Posts
    3,920

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Why do you not want canola or cotton oil in them?
    Peace, love, and happiness.

  6. #6
    FR
    Guest

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    For those who do not know, vegetable oil = soybean oil.

    I don't know the brand name, but I believe that I've had baked blue corn chips with no oil in them at all. I prefer the ones with oil. Since they're organic, I'm not worried about soybean, cottonseed, and canola oils. I would if the chips weren't organic as those three items, when non-organic, are usually filled with GMO's.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    I had heard some horrid things about cottonseed oil for years (classified as a non food crop it is subject to strong poisons for pest contol that often migrate to the oily portion of the seeds), and more recently some not so flattering remarks about Canola.
    Recently I stumbled across this site: http://www.sdadefend.com/canola.htm
    It coalesced a lot of info.
    I am now trying to keep canola out of my diet.

  8. #8
    FR
    Guest

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    I see, Vitamin. I'm not aware of the ills of cottonseed oil, in fact, I don't recall seeing it the items that I buy. I've seen it in non-organic, processed foods, though. I suppose companies need to dump all of that GMO laced crap somewhere.

    As far as canola oil, I've read many articles promoting the healthy benefits of that oil. I assume, like soy, canola oil receives an undeserved bad rap.

  9. #9
    Knolishing Pob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Sittingbourne
    Posts
    1,523

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    I kind of wonder about that article.

    Many healthy oils go rancid quickly. Flax oil smells fishy as it ages - and yet it is healthy. Omega 3 oils are notoriously unstable.

    It says that canola contains trans-fats. That is only true if it is hydrogenated.

    It says that the Wall Street Journal says it causes cancer - that well known science journal!

    I'm pretty sure that oil seed rape grown in the UK isn't GM.

    It seems to be scaremongering, but I don't know why.
    "Danger" could be my middle name but it's "John"

  10. #10
    FR
    Guest

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Yeah, Canola grown in the U.S. and Canada, if it is not organic, or if it doesn't say non-gmo on the label, there is a high probability that it contains GMO's.

    I know Europe is pretty much against genetic engineering. And in most countries there, as well as around the world, it is outlawed.

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    I have friends who have left Canola out of their diet while still eating plenty of Peanut, Coconut and Olive oils. They report improvements in digestion.
    I really didn't want to start a Canola debate here, just trying to find a few brands of Chips without it.

  12. #12
    Eating Wildflower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    912

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Have you looked at Garden of Eatin Brand?

    The brand I purchase (El Rey) is not organic, but made with soybean oil.

    On the line of chips, I noticed that the El Rey chips i buy have 56% of daily calcium for 1 oz! And the only ingredients are corn, salt and soybean oil.

    What's up with all the calcium? I have never seen that in other corn chips.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    I have checked out garden of Eatin'.
    Alas they use Canola Oil. (It's gotta be cheap and plentiful)
    Still on the lookout......

  14. #14
    cvC
    Guest

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    eco clapham corn chips

  15. #15
    Seaside
    Guest

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Kettle Tortilla Chips Organic Little Dippers

    Ingredients:

    Stone Ground Organic Masa (Organic Yellow Corn, Organic Sprouted Yellow Corn), Organic Expeller Pressed High Monounsaturated Safflower and/or Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Trace of Lime*.

    *Mineral lime (that's calcium carbonate) is used to process corn into masa.

  16. #16
    Eating Wildflower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    912

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Quote Seaside
    Trace of Lime*.

    *Mineral lime (that's calcium carbonate) is used to process corn into masa.
    Is that why my tortilla chips have so much calcium (50% rda per oz)? I saw the 'traces of lime' thing too, and I was thinking lime as the citris fruit lime. like for flavoring...

    I see...it is lime like the stuff that deposits in my shower.

  17. #17
    cvC
    Guest

    Default Re: Corn Chips

    Quote cvC
    eco clapham corn chips
    Oops, sorry about that - I was doing a search to see if I could find information about some unsalted corn chips that I once bought in Clapham and typed the words into the wrong box - I thought I'd deleted it.

Similar Threads

  1. Vegan soy/corn/canola alternatives?
    By dcapl in forum VEGAN FOOD
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Jul 15th, 2009, 11:42 AM
  2. From Corn Waste to Bio-Fuel
    By eve in forum Human evolution and environmental issues
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Oct 13th, 2008, 09:43 PM
  3. corn - not korn!
    By mophoto in forum VEGAN FOOD
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: Oct 23rd, 2005, 05:12 AM
  4. organic blue corn chips
    By foxytina_69 in forum VEGAN FOOD
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Oct 2nd, 2004, 01:51 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •