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Description of various food additives found on ingredient labels.

Tartrazine

Chemical composition of tartrazine

Tartrazine Click infographic to enlarge. Share this Image On Your Site <a href=”http://foodconstrued.com/2012/09/tartrazine/”><img src=”http://foodconstrued.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/tartrazine.png” alt=”Tartrazine” width=”500″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Source: <a href=”http://foodconstrued.com/2012/09/tartrazine/”>Food – Construed</a> Tartrazine, also commonly referred to as yellow dye #5, is a dye used to give foods a

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What is Riboflavin?

  What is Riboflavin? Riboflavin is a nutrient necessary for maintaining good health in humans and animals. It is also commonly refered to as vitamin B2. As a food additive, it is used as an deep yellow – orange –

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What is Potassium Benzoate?

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 currently approved for use in Canada, the USA, the EU, Austalia, and

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Sodium Benzoate

picture of a can of diet coke

What is sodium benzoate? Sodium benzoate is a food preservative and protects against yeasts, moulds, and certain types of bacteria.  It is currently approved for use in Canada, the USA, the EU, Austalia, and New Zealand. Description As a food

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Calcium Benzoate

What is calcium bezoate? Calcium benzoate is commonly used as a food preservative. It is effective against yeasts, moulds, and certain types of bacteria. It is currently approved for use in the EU, Austalia, and New Zealand. Description In its

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