What is Food additives

  • Author:Hubei Ocean Biotech Co,.ltd.
  • Release on :2015-12-23
Food additives can be divided into several groups, although there is some overlap between them.


Antioxidants such as vitamin C act as preservatives by inhibiting the effects of oxygen on food, and can be beneficial to health.


Sweeteners are added to foods for flavoring. Sweeteners other than sugar are added to keep the food energy (calories) low, or because they have beneficial effects fordiabetes mellitus and tooth decay and diarrhea.


Thickening agents are substances which, when added to the mixture, increase its viscosity without substantially modifying its other properties.


Emulsifiers allow water and oils to remain mixed together in an emulsion, as in mayonnaise, ice cream, and homogenized milk.

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