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What is alginate? Why is it used in food?

Posted in Firming Agent, Food Additives, Ingredients

Potassium sorbate

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Potassium Sorbate is one of the most common food preservatives.

Posted in Food Additives, Preservative

Scoville Scale

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“Think of the cooking of the Southwest: Arizona, anything on the border of Mexico, the rich chili culture, the unbelievable stews” -Mario Batali The Scoville Scale When you’re cooking, you need to know the preferences of those that you are

Posted in Fun, Ingredients, Spices

Sodium Aluminum Silicate

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This post describes sodium aluminum silicate and discusses why it is in our food.

Posted in Food Additives


Red Square labelled Amaranth

What is Amaranth? Amaranth is an artificial food dye also known as red dye #2.  It gets its name because the colour is similar to that of the plant named Amaranth. Description: Amaranth is an azo dye similar to allura red.

Posted in Colour, Food Additives

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