Few weeks ago, we discovered this article about sulfites, which is, we think, very helpfull to understand what is exactly the sulfite, and why people consider it as a bad thing.
Sulfite, bad for health ?
The main reason is people take care about what is in their drinks & food, which is a good thing. But, they can be misled because of lake of knowledge, and influence of medias. For example, it seems like sulfites could give a headache, but there is no scientific evidence that links sulfur with headaches….
Most current health concerns related to added sulfites stem from the fact that a small percentage of the population—estimated at less than one percent in the U.S ans most of whom are asthmatics.
Sulfite, bad for bacteries !
On the other side, in terms of wine, sulfur provides two important functions : it is an antimicrobial to prevent the growth of yeast or bacteria, and also prevents oxidative spoilage, when a wine is exposed to too much oxygen.
In our opinion, sulfites are like wine. If we use it with parcimony, this is no dangerous. That is why we use sparingly !
And if you drink enough wine to have a headache, maybe sulfites are not the first reason !
Please, read The full article to make your own opinion.