How healthy is your ice cream? ECU nutritionist weighs in on additives

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Most Americans love ice cream! So much so, the average American consumes 48 pints a year.

Originally, ice cream was made pretty simple with nearly no added additives but now the majority of ice cream contains numerous ingredients and stabilizers like calcium sulfate to make it melt slower.

So, while you may be melting in the hot heat of the summer and your ice cream isn’t, a local registered dietitian says monitoring your intake is key.

“Less than one percent of whatever product you’re buying is going to have these products in it, so at the end of the day you just want to make sure you’re not getting too much of it,” said Ashley Roseno, a nutrition science academic advisor at ECU.

Roseno says all products are FDA approved, however, if you’re looking for an alternative she suggests making your own.

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