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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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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

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Natamycin

As previously mentioned, Kraft Foods has recently announced that they will be removing artificial preservatives (specifically sorbic acid) from most of their “Singles” cheese slices. So, what will they used instead? Natamycin. What is Natamycin? Natamycin is sometimes called pimaricin.

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Sorbic Acid

Kraft Foods has recently announced that they will be removing artificial preservatives (specifically sorbic acid) from most of their “Singles” cheese slices. What is sorbic acid? Sorbic acid is a natural organic compound. “Organic” refers to any compound whose molecules

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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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