MAY 16, 2017 08:24 AM PDT

Like Velveeta Cheese? Here's What's Really in it


Almost everyone loves cheese because it's a great topping for various dishes, but the type of cheese you use does matter.

Although many people swear by the health benefits of eating all-natural, fresh cheese, many families simply eat the cheap stuff - pasteurized, processed cheese that comes in the form of 'Velveeta' and American individual-wrapped singles.

These kinds of cheese are commonly used in sandwiches and are actually a mixture of older cheeses and an emulsifier. These cheeses are chemically modified to melt at certain temperatures so that they're made perfect for cooking things like macaroni and cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches.

The original 'Velveeta'-like cheese was designed just before World War I by J.L. Kraft, who was trying to find a way to make a use for all the older cheeses that were just collecting dust. He mixed his old cheese with newer cheese, and the end result was the processed American cheese singles that almost all companies are producing today.

Processed cheese is usually not as healthy as all-natural stuff, but it's certainly good-tasking and more affordable.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
NOV 21, 2019
Cardiology
NOV 21, 2019
The WHO Reemphasizes The Importance Of Nutrition
Nutrition lies at the foundation of good health. Without adequate nutrients, people are at substantially elevated risk for developing health problems. The...
NOV 21, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 21, 2019
Imagine a World Without Insects...
People tend to dislike insects, especially ant, beetle, cockroach, and mosquito varieties, but before suggesting that a world without insects would be a wo...
NOV 21, 2019
Earth & The Environment
NOV 21, 2019
The Amazon is Still Burning
Although other crises may be dominating international news headlines, the Amazon rainforest is still burning. The Wall Street Journal stated that more than...
NOV 21, 2019
Earth & The Environment
NOV 21, 2019
Yale Scientists Solve Mass Extinction Mystery
Scientists from Yale University have solved a mystery that has plagued scientists for decades. It’s well established that 66 million years ago, a mas...
NOV 21, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 21, 2019
How Much Do You Know About Triton?
Far beyond the reach of the terrestrial and gas giant planets in our solar system exists an entirely different class of world known as ice giants. Uranus a...
NOV 21, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 21, 2019
How a Rattlesnake's 'Rattle' Works
Rattlesnakes are one of the most discernible snakes in the animal kingdom, not only because of their appearance, but also because of how they shake their t...
Loading Comments...