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Sodium Benzoate

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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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Benzoic Acid

What is benzoic acid? Benzoic acid is a food preservative currently approved for use in Canada, the US, the EU, Austalia, and New Zealand. It protects foods against yeasts, moulds, and certain types of bacteria. Description Benzoic acid occurs naturally in

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Erythrosine

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What is eythrosine? It is a red food dye, commonly used in maraschino cherries.

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

What is Lycopene?

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Description: Lycopene is a naturally occurring, bright red pigment that gives tomatoes their colour. The word lycopene actually comes from the Latin, lycopersicum, which is the scientific name for the tomato species (Solanum lycopersicum). Other fruits and vegetables that contain

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients

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