Hi everyone, I wanted to run something by you guys and see what you think.
A user on the /r/soylent subreddit made a post regarding how nutrition labels are not presenting all of the information available for a given product. In the post the user references the Whole Oat Powder, which is used in the popular “Beginner’s DIY Soylent” recipe (http://soylentmaker.com/the-beginners-diy-soylent-recipe/). If we look at the full nutrition information for oats (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5708/2), we’ll notice that oats actually have a whole lot of phosphorous in them. In the given recipe, we are currently getting 500mg of phosphorous from Monosodium Phosphate. However, if you look at the full nutrition information for oats, you’ll notice that 100g of oats provides us with 523mg of phosphorous. I’m personally adding more oats to my mix to adjust for my body type, so I shouldn’t need the extra phosphorous from the monosodium phosphate. Now, given this information, should we even being using monosodium phosphate if we’re using oats in our recipe?