Additives Around Us

Most North Americans eat over 4 pounds of food additives each year, yet do not know what they do, nor what risk they may present.  There are list of most popular.

Sweetener,  thickening agent, antioxidant , preservative,  stabilizing agent,  whitening agent

chelating agent , flavour enhancer, emulsifier, controls acidity, leavening agent prevents growth of mold


Carrageenan thickening , stabilizing agents
Propylene Glycol Alginate  (E   405) emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener
Lecithin emulsifier
Acesulfame-K a calorie-free   artificial sweetener
Sodium Caseinate thickener
Sodium Aluminum Phosphate (E541) emulsifier
Calcium Propionate  (E 282) mold inhibitor
Sorbic Acid antimicrobial agents,  preservatives
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) flavor enhancer
Lactic Acid  (E270)  preservatives,  stabilizing agent
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)   (E 320) antioxidant
EDTA Metal scavenger, stabiliser

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