pure is no longer 100% as it used to be

  sunnystaines 16:44 15 Apr 2014

I had always thought anything pure was 100% and nothing added. Well not anymore we buy pure cod liver oil thinking it was 100% recently noticed despite being pure on the box it contained 2% tuna oil. Had a look around the supermarket many products marked pure have added stuff.

  fourm member 16:53 15 Apr 2014

Was that 2% tuna oil or 'up to' 2%?

We've become so paranoid about what is in food these days that manufacturers seem to include everything. 'May contain nuts' is, of course, the classic.

  wiz-king 17:33 15 Apr 2014

Pure is now one of those 'supermarket terms' in that it means whatever you think it does.

  Forum Editor 18:02 15 Apr 2014

It isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Tuna oil contains good things that Cod liver oil hasn't got, and vice versa, so a mixture of the two may be an advantage. Too much Cod liver oil can result in nasty side effects. It shouldn't be taken as a substitute for fish oils.

  Aitchbee 18:14 15 Apr 2014

I always enjoyed 'doing' Pure Mathematics at school but found Applied Mechanics involving Applied Maths [fulcrums and pivit points, moments of inertia and coefficients of friction etc], rather boring.

  lotvic 18:25 15 Apr 2014

HB, well you certainly are good at going off on a Tangent ;)

  Aitchbee 18:27 15 Apr 2014

lotvic ... I'll take that as a compliment :o]

  carver 18:48 15 Apr 2014

Well it's better than just going round in circles.

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