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What is Xanthan Gum?

Xanthan Gum What is Xanthan Gum? Xanthan gum, as a food additive, is used to thicken or stabilize processed foods. It’s name comes from the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris.  This the same bacterium that causes black rot to form on broccoli, cauliflower,

Posted in Emulsifier, Food Additives, Ingredients, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

Modified Corn Starch

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Modified Corn Starch: What is it and Why is it in Your Food? Modified corn starch (sometimes also referred to as modified food starch) is a vague term found on ingredient labels. It refers to corn starch that has been

Posted in Emulsifier, Food Additives, Ingredients, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

Homemade Salad Dressing

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Have you ever wanted to make your own salad dressing? After reading the ingredient labels on store bought dressings, you might. These simple, easy steps will help you do it,

Posted in Fresh Food, Ingredients

Sucralose

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What is Sucralose? Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that was first discovered in 1976. It is between 320 and 1,000 times sweeter than regular sugar. Description: Sometimes there are good stories behind scientific discoveries.  Sucralose has one of those stories.

Posted in Food Additives, Ingredients, Sweetener

Removing Food Additives is Good for Business

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Removing Food Additives Restaurant Chains are Removing Additives from Menu Items This week in the news, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (both owned by Yum! Brands) announced that they would be removing some food additives from their offerings. Specifically, Pizza

Posted in Food Additives, Ingredients

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