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I started this to create a nutrition facts from a recipe to be added automatically to any recipe. You just add all the ingredients and the amounts so the program can use the nutrition facts known about the ingredients to calculate a nutrition fact sheet for that recipe. I have make this in many ways that worked, but not in a way that I liked. Until I get back to this I wanted to mention ingredients in store bought stuff, and what the stuff it used for and if we really need it. On the sales side beauty and sweet taste sells, even if it takes the use of ingredents that is not made for eating. Silicon Dioxide is a food additive the prevents cloting or lumping. It is the sand under your feet, known as Silica. Does it matter that the powder forms balls or gets hard? Not if it is not that bad. An example would be having it in the dark chili powder. Even with it in there you can still see some clotting. The stickiest part of the chili powder is the Ancho chili. When it is dried out and you clean out the seeds and save the skin, it still has a very thick sticky substance in it like molassas. If you dry out the skins for another 4 days so the air can dry out the inside it improves the powder form and it will not form clots, but act more like chili powder with silica in it. So do we really need silica? No. If anyone has ever used the dry Hawaiian Punch and after mixing it there is a lot of white powder settle to the bottom. You might wonder what is that stuff and should I drink it, is it good for you, or is it something you wished was not in the stuff. That last part has the truth. It might be a better idea to not mix it in more, and just wait for it to settle so you can drain the juice off the top. It is a substance they made to replace asbestos. It is calcium silicate. Anti-caking agents absorb moisture and allow powders to flow freely during the manufacturing process. It is also used as bricks, a high temerature insulation board, it is used in medicine like chalk. It is used in a soil for expensive crops, and many other things. But, how much is too much to eat, because there is always a large amount in the bottom of the glass? It is safe if you stay below 700mg silicon per day, and 2500mg calcium per day. I would say it is safer if it was not in your drink. Mostly Silicon is safe to eat, but too much will cause extreme dehydration. That is why a packet says do not eat. Once the Hawaiian punch is mixed and settled to the bottom pour it into another container or siphon it off the top, then dump the white powder. A lot of soy products was added to food, but because it had a lot of toxins in it, it was only approved for the glue on food boxes. So how did it get into food without being approved? I would say it was because of the group created to find more way and reasons to sell soy. They made false claims that it is a cure for breast cancer so sell it, but it is more likely to cause cancer. Some students tested Soy products, and soy protein imitates protein needed by the immune system, and makes the immune system fail for 6 hours if people can stay away from soy products, but with sow in everything at every meal that will not happen. A few babies died from emmune system failure, but a few babies live that was lactose intolerant, by shutting down the emmune system to except milk. Now the farmers can be happy to grow soy to replenish their soil without a loss of income. While other used cow manure. So if like to cook and you see sea salt is in everything as if it is better for you, but it is not. The extra minerals could be from decomposing fish, and other things like raw sewage. Yes, that would be claimed as extra menerals, like nitrates from urine. So the extra mineral don't make it good for you. That option to add your own minerals you know to be good for you like floride could be a better way to go, just like your options in cooking. You don't need salt in everything, and because they add it for you, they take away your options to go without it. If you look at beans that is not labled it has sea salt, but see it says low salt, the ingredients has a good chance to be sea salt. They add things to make their products look good and that is more important to them than your health. They make it sweeter so you can like it because it taste better, but there are other things beside sugar that taste good or you would not need to cook it yourself. I like to make the recipes that are good for you, and if you want to add salt in your food, then that is why they make salt shakers, it gives people at the dinner table options to better living, and that is not something companies should decide for you, because that is not important to them, but selling is.