E Numbers

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  • Created on: 10-01-11 21:09

6 types of basic E number

E1..., a colour additive : Improves appearence of the food. There are 3 main types of colouring :

1) Natural Colours

2) Browning Colours - produced by cooking

3) Additives

Examples of E1 additives are E150 (caramel) and E102 (Tatrizine, a yellow food colouring)

E2... A preservative : Helps food to keep for longer. Many Foods go bad very quickly without preservatives. Wastage of food between the Harvest and Consumption is still…

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