Food Additives

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    • Preservatives
      • used to prevent decay
      • Make food safe to eat for longer
      • Used in bacon, sausages , cooked meats and pies.
    • Antioxidents
      • Used to prevent fats from becoming  rancid
      • Used in most prodyucts whihc contain fats
        • Eg cakes, biscuits and pastries
    • Colourings
      • Used to ad colour to products
        • Such as sweets, yogurts, deserts, tinned peas and soups
    • Flavourings
      • these are used to add flavour to products
        • Such as ice cream, chocolate mouse, yogurts, crisps and soft drinks
    • Flavour enhancers
      • Such as Monosodium glutamate
        • used to give mor eintense flavour to food
          • such as meat, ready meals and cook-in sauces
      • sweeteners such as saccharin
        • Give a sweeter flavour than suger
          • used in 'sugar free' products
    • Emulsifiers
      • Used to mix oil and water together in a stable solution to prevent separation
        • Used in mayonnaise , salad dressings and low fat spreads
    • Stabilisers
      • Similar to emulsifiers, used to prevent separation
        • used in cook-in sauces and yogurts
  • these are used to add flavour to products
    • Such as ice cream, chocolate mouse, yogurts, crisps and soft drinks

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