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Do you avoid foods that have chemicals that would be a high scrabble score?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (12796points) 3 months ago

X’s and Z’s. Or any chemical that is over 20 points as a word in scrabble. Humor welcome.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Are you counting double or triple word or letter spots? I once put down ANOREXIC on a triple.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@elbanditoroso No, but nice word. How many points did you get for ANOREXIC?

elbanditoroso's avatar

It was a lot – I tied into the A that someone else had put there. MY guess is that I got a score in the neighborhood of 85 or so.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Thanks, RDG, my day needed this Q.

ragingloli's avatar

Yeah, I despise foods that contain DiHydrogenMonoxide.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@ragingloli Water? Funny. GA! H2O

ragingloli's avatar

Here are the chemicals that are in just the taste compounds of a normal apple:
Ethanol
Propyl acetate
2-Methylpropyl acetate
Propanol
n-Butyl acetate
2-Methylpropanol
2-Methylbutyl acetate
n-Butyl propanoate
n-Butanol
n-Pentyl acetate
2-Methylbut-3-enyl acetate
2-Methylbutanol
3-Methylbut-3-enyl acetate
3-Methylbut-3-enol
3-Methylbut-2-enyl acetate
n-Pentanol
n-Hexyl acetate
E-Hex-3-enyl acetate
Z-Hex-3-enyl acetate
Hex-4-enyl acetate
E-Hex-2-enyl acetate
n-Hexanol
Z-Hex-3-enol
E-Hex-2-enol
n-Hexyl-2-methylbutanoate
n-Heptanol
Camphor
n-Octanol
n-Oct-2-enol
1 Methoxy-4(2-propenyl)-benzene

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@ragingloli I didn’t know. Thanks for the heads up. Most Chemicals are naturally occurring. My question should be tounge in cheek.

LadyMarissa's avatar

My rule of thumb is…IF I can’t pronounce most of the ingredients, I won’t put it in my mouth!!!

kritiper's avatar

I don’t judge my food by it’s chemical compounds. I just stay away from packaged, prepared, high sodium/sugar foods. The point of eating is to eat, not read the package!

LadyMarissa's avatar

You’ve got to read the package to verify that it’s high sodium/sugar!!!

MollyMcGuire's avatar

I eat few foods that have an ingredient list.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@LadyMarissa

Do you eat air then? Pretty much everything is going to be composed of scary sounding chemicals. Case is point: the above-mentioned dihydrogen monoxide.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Darth_Algar I eat a lot of food that’s fresh out of the garden & when I go to the grocery store & look at the ingredients list, I often put back what I just picked up. My favorite local restaurant buys the majority of their supplies from local gardens & a local butcher. I’m sure part of what I eat has some dangerous chemicals in them; but I’m not given an ingredients list with my restaurant meal. When I cook for myself, I leave out as much as possible!!!

The truth is that MANY chemicals are added into the GMO seeds we use to grow our foods; & YES, it is virtually impossible to eliminate every chemical. Therefore, I do my best to eliminate as many as possible while I’m take care of myself!!!

kritiper's avatar

If you don’t eat food out of a package, there’s no package to read!

Darth_Algar's avatar

The point isn’t that is is virtually impossible, it is literally impossible. Everything, every single thing in the Universe, is chemicals. Most of which have scary sounding and hard to pronounce names. Dihydrogen monoxide, for example, is water. Plain, simple water. But if you picked up something off the shelf and its ingredient list said “dihydrogen monoxide” instead of “water” you’d probably put it back. If you saw a list of the natural chemical breakdown of your blood your head would probably spin.

The whole world is chemicals. But just because you can’t pronounce or don’t understand the chemical name for something doesn’t make it inherently bad.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Mmm
Dirt would score low.
I think I prefer the high scoring words, like chocolate, and mozzarella.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Patty_Melt Yum… good point. I guess that my theory doesn’t hold water. Thanks @all for the peer review.

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