Posts tagged chemie
How to read a list of ingredients

Commercials often use a combination of natural and pure when advertising certain products. This doesn’t really make much sense, though, because in chemistry it’s not actually possible for something to be both natural and pure. In nature, you don’t find pure substances, so how can something be both pure and natural? Let’s say it’s a marketing gimmick (or, to use a more accurate word, deception).

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What is margarine?

Margarine is often compared to plastic and it’s said not to be a “natural” product – whatever that means. It may seem scary at first, seeing all those strange terms when you read about how margarine is made. For example, they talk about extraction, molecules and use a lot of other nerd-terms. Which is why our very own and favourite chemistry teacher will now helpfully explain everything. What exactly is margarine?

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