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  • Teach You To Recognize And Identify Food Additives In Your Life
    Nov 08, 2018

    Food additives are very common in our daily life, and most of the things I can usually eat contain some food additives; such as thickeners in yogurt, colorants in ice cream and ice cream, preservatives and antioxidants added in refrigerated meat, aspartame added in cola and some drinks (vulgar). Sweeteners) and so on. What are the categories of food additives commonly used in our daily life?


    At present, there are more than 1960 additives in the catalogue of food additives in China, and there are 22 kinds of additives. They are (1) preservatives (2) antioxidants (3) chromogenic agents (4) bleaching agents (5) acidic agents (6) coagulants (7) thickeners (9) defoamers (10) sweeteners (11) colorants (12) emulsifiers (13), quality improvers (14), flavoring enzymes (16), coating agents (18), foaming agents (19), preservatives (20), flavoring agents (22) and other additives. Adding agent.

    Preservatives commonly used are sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, sulfur dioxide, lactic acid and so on. Used in food processing such as jam, preserves, etc.

    Antioxidants, similar to preservatives, can extend the shelf life of foods. Commonly used are dimension C, isodimensional C and so on.


    Colorants -- commonly used synthetic colors include carmine, amaranth, lemon yellow, indigo and so on. It can change the appearance of food and enhance its appetite.

    Thickener and stabilizer - can improve or stabilize the physical properties of cold food, make the appearance of food lubricated and delicate. They keep the ice cream and other frozen foods soft and loose tissue structure for a long time.


    Nutrition fortifier - Enhances and supplements certain nutrient components of food such as minerals and trace elements (vitamins, amino acids, inorganic salts, etc.). All kinds of infant formula contain various kinds of nutritional fortifier.

    Bulking agent - Some candies and chocolates can be added with the puffing agent, which can promote the sugar to produce carbon dioxide, thus playing a role in puffing. The commonly used leavening agents are sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate and compound leavening agents.

    Sweeteners - commonly used sweeteners are saccharin sodium, cyclamate and so on. The goal is to increase sweetness.


    Sour ingredients - some beverages, sweets and so on often use acid to adjust and improve the flavor effect. Commonly used citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid and so on.


    Bleaching agent benzoyl peroxide is the main ingredient of flour brighteners. The maximum dosage of Chinese food in flour is 0.06g/kg. Excessive whitening agent will destroy the nutrition of flour. Benzoic acid produced after hydrolysis will damage the liver. Benzoyl peroxide has been banned as a food additive in developed countries such as the European Union.


    Spices and fragrances are synthetic, natural and fragrant. Consumers often eat a variety of flavors of chocolate, the production process is widely used in a variety of spices, so that it has a variety of unique flavors.