Soybean and canola oil, phosphoric acid, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, artificial flavors, disodium phosphate, sorbic acid and calcium disodium edta. Is this what makes an authentic ranch dressing? Nope, not likely, if you ask from me. However, if you ask from the food industry, the answer is unfortunately yes. The ingredients above belong to one of the most popular ranch dressings.
I simply don’t see any reason in this world why anybody should torture herself with that kind of mock food which contains food additives and other suspicious stuff. That’s true especially when it’s so ridiculously simple to make perfectly healthy ranch seasoning mix and dressing very quickly and easily.
There are recipes for home-made ranch seasoning mixes, but most of those use powdered buttermilk. I try to avoid powdered milk and buttermilk, because they tend to contain oxidized cholesterol. I’m not afraid of cholesterol as such, but oxidized cholesterol is completely other thing. As you might know, the “bad” LDL cholesterol in your blood consists of bigger and smaller particles. The bigger particles are in fact good ones, but the small particles are harmful, if they get oxidized. The consequences are all kinds of symptoms and diseases, for example type 2 diabetes. That’s why I prefer my milk and buttermilk fresh, not powdered.