LOCAL, Organic Bites & Ice Cream, is located at 75 Greeley Ave., Chappaqua, NY 10514 in Westchester County.
From LOCAL: "Local is a modern cafe. We celebrate the farms and artisanal producers of the Hudson Valley. Our food is local and organic whenever possible. We make vegan and gluten-free foods so all of our guests can eat in a fun, community gathering place."
LOCAL sources their Ice Cream from SoCo Creamery in Massachusetts. SoCo Ice Cream ingredients include carrageenan.
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LOCAL offers organic farm fresh-ingredients, serious organic options such as salads, pressed sandwiches, home made soups, and organic hot dogs on a Balthazar bun. Unfortunately, LOCAL sources their Ice Cream from SoCo Creamery in Massachusetts whose ice cream ingredients include carrageenan.
Dangers of Carrageenan by Dr. Andrew Weil
"All told, I recommend avoiding regular consumption of foods containing carrageenan."
". . . Dr. Tobacman said that her research has shown that exposure to carrageenan causes inflammation and that when we consume processed foods containing it, we ingest enough to cause inflammation in our bodies. She explained that all forms of carrageenan are capable of causing inflammation. This is bad news. We know that chronic inflammation is a root cause of many serious diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and cancer.
"Dr. Tobacman also told the board that in the past, drug investigators actually used carrageenan to cause inflammation in tissues in order to test the anti-inflammatory properties of new drugs. And she reported further that when laboratory mice are exposed to low concentrations of carrageenan for 18 days, they develop 'profound' glucose intolerance and impaired insulin action, both of which can lead to diabetes."