6 Shocking Facts About Your Salad Dressing

Your greens may be natural, but be careful what you’re using to top off that salad.

By Leah Zerbe


Salad dressing and paint may share some of the same chemicals.3. It might contain paint chemicals.
Titanium dioxide, a go-to substance in the paint industry to make colors brighter, is also a common ingredient in salad dressings for the same reason—it makes the ingredients (some of them fake) seem fresher. Titanium dioxide is sometimes contaminated with lead, something you definitely don't want on your plate.
Try this instead: Bradley says titanium dioxide is sometimes listed as itself on the label but sometimes falls under vague “colors added” terms. Be wary of dressings listing these ingredients and consider whipping up your own version, free of funky ingredients.
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