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  • The Main Role Of Food Additives
    Nov 08, 2018

    Food additives have greatly promoted the development of the food industry and have been hailed as the soul of the modern food industry. This is mainly because it brings many benefits to the food industry. Its main functions are as follows:

    Prevent deterioration

    For example, preservatives can prevent food spoilage caused by microorganisms, prolong the shelf life of foods, and also prevent food poisoning caused by microbial contamination. Another example: antioxidants can prevent or delay the oxidative deterioration of foods to provide food stability and storage, while also preventing the formation of auto-oxidation substances that may be harmful. In addition, it can also be used to prevent enzymatic browning and non-enzymatic browning of foods, especially fruits and vegetables. These have a certain meaning for the preservation of food.

    Improve the senses

    Improve food sensory traits

    Appropriate use of coloring agents, color-protecting agents, bleaching agents, flavorants, and food additives such as emulsifiers and thickeners can significantly improve the sensory quality of foods and meet the different needs of people.

    Keep nutrition

    Maintaining nutritional value

    Appropriate addition of certain food nutrition enhancers belonging to the natural nutrient range during food processing can greatly improve the nutritional value of foods, which is of great significance for preventing malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies, promoting nutritional balance and improving people's health.

    Convenient supply

    Increase variety and convenience

    There are as many as 20,000 kinds of foods on the market for consumers to choose. Although most of these foods are processed through certain packaging and different processing methods, in the production process, some products with different colors, flavors and tastes are different. Coloring, flavoring, flavoring and even other food additives are added to the extent. It is these numerous foods, especially the supply of convenience foods, which bring great convenience to people's lives and work.

    Convenient processing

    Convenient food processing

    The use of defoamers, filter aids, stabilizers and coagulants in food processing can be beneficial to food processing operations. For example, when glucono delta lactone is used as a tofu coagulant, mechanization and automation of tofu production can be facilitated.


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