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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

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

Saccharin

What is Saccharin? Saccharin is a food additive used as an artificial sweetener. It has an E number of 954.  The name comes from the latin word for sugar, saccharum. Other artificial sweeteners include: Alitame Aspartame Acesulfame-potassium Sucralose Description: Sweeteners

Posted in Food Additives, Ingredients, Sweetener

Azodicarbonamide

Sliced Flax Seed Bread

Azodicarbonamide: What is it and Why is it in My Food? Azodicarbonamide has become known as the “yoga mat” chemical. But, what is it really? It is a chemical compound added to flour as a bleaching and improving agent. It

Posted in Bleaching Agent, Food Additives, Ingredients

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.

Posted in Food Additives, Ingredients, Preservative

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

Posted in Food Additives, Ingredients, Preservative

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