I’m sure we all are familiar with kuaci aka sunflower seeds.
This kind the one I’m showing here is really really addictive. This is because it’s not tasteless and it has this sweet and buttery aroma. That sweet and salty with buttery taste is just so yummy 😛 The aroma can be really strong, you can even smell it without opening the packet.
Before this buttered flavoured kuaci was introduced, all we had was original, salty or sweet type. After it’s introduced more than a decade ago, it was so popular, everyone was eating it! Until suddenly one day news reports saying that Cyclamate is used and it caused bad effect to health. It was banned, if I’m not mistaken. Here are some information about Cyclamate I got from Wiki:
Cyclamate is an artificial sweetener. Cyclamate is 30â€“50 times sweeter than sugar (depending on concentration; it is not a linear relationship), making it the least potent of the commercially used artificial sweeteners… In 1966, a study reported that some intestinal bacteria could desulfonate cyclamate to produce cyclohexylamine, a compound suspected to have some chronic toxicity in animals… Cyclamates appear to affect cells involved in the production of spermatozoa, the question has also been raised as to whether they may also be capable of damaging male reproductive DNA. There does not yet seem to be any direct evidence either for or against this.
It’s been years already and slowly it made a come back and gain back its popularity again. Now, the packaging claims that there’s no cyclamate in this product.
How many of you like this? Having it once in a while is really nice. Love the salty, buttery, and sweet taste of it. It’s really addictive!
At least now I’m posting something you can get locally hehehe…