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Additives! Food Ingredients

Food additives are grouped by what they do

Food additives are grouped by what they do

Additives! Food Ingredients

by Ziya Bal
Additives! Food Ingredients
Additives! Food Ingredients
Additives! Food Ingredients

What is it about?

Food additives are grouped by what they do. The additives that you are most likely to come across on food labels are:

Additives! Food Ingredients

App Details

Version
1.0
Rating
NA
Size
19Mb
Genre
Food & Drink Education
Last updated
October 24, 2016
Release date
October 24, 2016
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App Store Description

Food additives are grouped by what they do. The additives that you are most likely to come across on food labels are:

* Antioxidants (stop food becoming rancid or changing colour by reducing the chance of fats combining with oxygen)
* Colours
* Emulsifiers, stabilisers, gelling agents and thickeners (help to mix or thicken ingredients)
* Flavour enhancers (used to bring out the flavour of foods)
* Preservatives (used to keep food safer for longer)
* Sweeteners (intense sweeteners are many times sweeter than sugar whereas bulk sweeteners have a similar sweetness to sugar)

E-Numbers represent specific food additives, used by the food industry in the manufacture of various food products. These E-Numbers have been formulated by the European Economic Community (EEC) and are universally adopted by the food industry worldwide.

It is known that many E-numbers contain unlisted haraam ingredients in them. Generally additives derived from animals and insects.

E-numbers are reference numbers used by the European Union to facilitate identification of food additives. All food additives used in the European Union are identified by an E-number. The "E" stands for "Europe" or "European Union". Normally each food additive is assigned a unique number, though occasionally, related additives are given an extension ("a", "b", or "i", "ii") to another E-number.

The Commission of the European Union assigns e-numbers after the additive is cleared by the Scientific Committee on Food (SCF), the body responsible for the safety evaluation of food additives in the European Union.