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Description of various food additives found on ingredient labels.

Why is Chlorophyll Added to Food?

Chlorophyll In Food Chlorophyll is a green pigment. It is commonly found in algae, plants and some types of bacteria. When added to food, it acts as a dye. It provides an olive/dark-green colour. It has an E number of

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Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate

Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate is an antimicrobial food preservative. It prevents contamination and spoilage from a wide range of bacteria, yeasts and moulds. Other names for Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate include: Lauric arginate ethyl ester Lauramide ethyl ester LAE

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Indigotine

What is Indigotine? Indigotine is an organic compound commonly used as a reddish blue food dye. It can also be referred to using the names: Indigo Carmine FD&C Blue #2 CI Food Blue 1 CI (1975) No. 73015 Description The

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Is Potassium Benzoate Dangerous?

Is Potassium Benzoate Dangerous? What is Potassium Benzoate? Potassium Benzoate, is a preservative that is used to keep beverages fresh and safe. It protects against yeasts, moulds, and certain types of bacteria. It is commonly found in soft drinks, salted

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Cream of Tartar (potassium hydrogen tartrate)

Picture of a spoonful of Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar If you’ve ever done any baking, I’m sure you’ve heard of cream of tartar.  But, what exactly is this stuff?  Cream of tartar is a fine white powder that is a by product of the wine making

Posted in Baking, Food Additives, Ingredients

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