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Saffron, The World’s Most Expensive Spice

Photo of saffron crocus

What is Saffron? Saffron is a spice made from the dried stigmas of a crocus flower. It has a distinctive earthy smell and flavour. As an additive it is used to give foods a deep rich golden-yellow colour. It has an E

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients, Spices

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

Posted in Food Additives, Ingredients, Preservative

Sodium Phosphate

Sodium Phosphate In chemistry, a salt is a compound that forms when an acid and base react to neutralize one another.  Sodium phosphate is a term used to describe the various salts of sodium and phosphate. “Trisodium phosphate hydrate“. Licensed

Posted in Emulsifier, Firming Agent, Food Additives, Ingredients

What’s in a Cookie? Cookie Ingredients Explained.

photo of chocolate chip cookies and milk

What’s In A Cookie? I admit that I am a huge cookie fan. I know they aren’t healthy. But, really, who doesn’t like a good cookie? A few weeks ago, I posted a link to The Science of the Best

Posted in Baking, Cooking, Food Additives, Fresh Food, Ingredients

What is Soy Lecithin?

Photo of Ingredient Label Containing Soy Lecithin

Lecithin Purpose Lecithin is a food additive with an E number of 322. It is used as an emulsifier.  An emulsifier is a substance used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water preventing separation. Description: Lecithin is very common.  It

Posted in Emulsifier, Food Additives, Ingredients

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