If you ever read the ingredients listed on wraps, bagel chips, bread rolls, or bread crumbs, you probably know what potassium bromate is. However, if you didn’t, potassium bromate is basically a food additive mostly used in bread-based products. It is used to strengthen the dough, therefore minimize the time required for baking.
Potassium bromate results from the exact same toxic chemical commonly found in bromine, a dangerous additive associated with many health issues, including hearing loss, kidney disorders, digestive problems, and even schizophrenia. In fact, potassium bromate was also linked to cancer.
That’s why Canada, China, and European countries banned it.