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Description of various food additives found on ingredient labels.

Potassium Lactate

Potassium Lactate Potassium lactate is a potassium salt of lactic acid. In chemistry, a salt is a compound that forms when an acid and base react to neutralize one another. “Potassium lactate” by Ed (Edgar181) – Own work. Licensed under

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Sodium Phosphate

Sodium Phosphate In chemistry, a salt is a compound that forms when an acid and base react to neutralize one another.  Sodium phosphate is a term used to describe the various salts of sodium and phosphate. “Trisodium phosphate hydrate“. Licensed

Posted in Emulsifier, Firming Agent, Food Additives, Ingredients

What’s in a Cookie? Cookie Ingredients Explained.

photo of chocolate chip cookies and milk

What’s In A Cookie? I admit that I am a huge cookie fan. I know they aren’t healthy. But, really, who doesn’t like a good cookie? A few weeks ago, I posted a link to The Science of the Best

Posted in Baking, Cooking, Food Additives, Fresh Food, Ingredients

What is Soy Lecithin?

Photo of Ingredient Label Containing Soy Lecithin

Lecithin Purpose Lecithin is a food additive with an E number of 322. It is used as an emulsifier.  An emulsifier is a substance used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water preventing separation. Description: Lecithin is very common.  It

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What are the Ingredients in Mayonnaise?

Picture of adding oil to mayonnaise

Mayonnaise Have you ever brought home a jar of mayonnaise and looked at the ingredients label? According to Wikipedia: Mayonnaise is a thick, creamy sauce often used as a condiment. It is a stable emulsion of oil, egg yolk and

Posted in Cooking, Food Additives, Fresh Food, Ingredients, Preservative

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