Additives

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What are preservatives?
Additives that prevent bacteria from growing- so the food lasts longer
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What are colouring?
Make food look more attractive and more appealing. Add colour to some thing colourless and return food to its natural colour if lost during processing
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What are flavourings?
Improve the taste or aroma of a food product
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Two examples of preservatives
Vinegar used to pickle foods. Salt is used to cure meat.
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Two examples of colourings
Caramel is a natural food colouring, used to make products darkish brown. Tartrazine is artificial, used to make products a yellow colour.
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Two examples of flavourings
Vanilla can be natural or artificial (vanillin solution), used for a vanilla flavouring. Artificial sweetening agents are used in some deserts to add sweetness.
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Name two disadvantages of additives
Some people are allergic to certain additives and they can disguise poor quality ingredients- such as processed meat.
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What are colouring?

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Make food look more attractive and more appealing. Add colour to some thing colourless and return food to its natural colour if lost during processing

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What are flavourings?

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Two examples of preservatives

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Two examples of colourings

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