The food supplement “citrus red 2” has a very rare chance to be found on food labels - it can hide in food under the code code E121. However, recently it has been practically not used in the world for food production, despite the appetizing name. The dye citrus red 2 is able to give food characteristic shades, however, at the same time, it can cause irreparable harm to health even in the smallest quantities.
Category Nutritional supplements
Sodium benzoate is often hidden in products under the code name “E211”. It has a wide range of applications - from the food industry to the production of cosmetics and pyrotechnic shells. The main property of this supplement is the suppression of microflora: bacteria, yeast and fungi. As a food antibiotic, the substance is used to increase the shelf life of products.
Glycine is an amino acid that performs important biological functions in living organisms, participates in protein biosynthesis, is responsible for the normal functioning of the nervous system and regulates metabolic processes. Aminoacetic acid, derived artificially, is used in pharmaceuticals, medicine and food industry.
Attractive appearance of goods is of no small importance for manufacturers who seek to attract the attention of customers and sell their products. Food coatings-glazers and sealants are designed to give gloss and gloss to food products, preserve their taste and extend shelf life.
E234 is a food additive approved by the European Union (EU) and used as antifungal preservative in food. Nisin was first used in 1988 as a natural preservative. E234 is a polypeptide antibiotic consisting of 34 amino acid chains. This chemical is the main metabolite, as it is formed during fermentation during the growth of the bacterium Lactococcus lactis.
Food dyes are used as food additives in order to provide products of a presentable and appetizing appearance to meet the color expectations of consumers. They compensate for color loss due to processing and can mimic better quality. Not many dyes are of plant origin (for example, betanin or chlorophyll), mainly using synthetic copies of natural substances (identical in nature to the substance) or fully synthetic compounds.
This is a compound that has a unique stabilizing role in modern industry. Due to the presence of this element, it was possible to preserve the consistency of a number of products. In many products, compounding increases viscosity. As for the effect on the body, it is a completely safe structure.
Sodium thiosulfate is a synthetic compound known in chemistry as sodium sulfate, and in the food industry as an additive E539, approved for use in food production. Sodium thiosulfate acts as an acidity regulator (antioxidant), anticaking agent or preservative.
Belong to the group of food additives. It is a strong antioxidant element, antioxidant compound, a powerful regulator of the acid state of the environment. It is considered a non-hazardous element that is permitted in virtually every state on the planet. After all, when adding it to food, no adverse and allergic reactions are observed.
The nutritional supplement E579 or iron gluconate has been a subject of controversy for many years. Some claimed that without this substance anemia can develop, since it is iron that is directly involved in the synthesis of hemoglobin. Their opponents pointed out that an excess of iron in the body negatively affects the work of many internal organs and systems, in particular, the heart.
Nutritional supplements are designed to facilitate the task of food and non-food producers. With the help of dyes, stabilizers and emulsifiers, goods acquire the desired shape, attractive appearance, do not spoil for a long time. Some of them are not harmful to the body and are approved for use in many countries, while others are very dangerous and it is better to know them “in person”.
Apocarotinal, food coloring E160e, carotene aldehyde - the name of a single substance that is in its natural form in food of plant origin. In a rather large amount, it is found in vegetables, spinach, some types of citrus fruits, and animal liver. Its name reminds vitamin A, which is very important for the human body.
Saffron is a natural substance that is actively used in the food industry as a dye. Food Additive Index - E164. Concentrate is obtained by drying and processing the saffron seed crop. The second name - crocus yellow. Today, this food supplement has the highest value among the products of its category.
Those who decide to lose weight or simply lead a healthy lifestyle do not have to give up cakes and chocolates. And all thanks to the science that invented sweeteners. This discovery is especially useful for people with diabetes, because artificial sugar analogues not only protect the figure, but also do not increase the glycemic index.
Magnesium oxide is a substance used in sports, medicine and the food industry. Athletes and climbers handle their hands to prevent slipping. Doctors and cosmetologists appreciate magnesium oxide for anti-inflammatory and anti-bactericidal action. It is also present in some of our products as a food additive E530.
Vitamins play a major role in normalizing the functioning of the human body. Their shortage, as well as an overabundance, entail serious unpleasant consequences for health, but it is impossible to live without them. But this applies to natural vitamins, and what about artificially synthesized?
A food preservative labeled E297 or fumaric acid, possessing the properties of an acidifier, can easily replace citric and grape acids in the food industry. Despite its synthetic origin, this substance does not cause negative consequences for the human body, is absolutely safe and non-toxic.
Many have heard about the so-called formic acid, but few know that on its basis there is a synthetic additive, which in the European classifier of food additives is marked with the symbol E236. Formic acid is an excellent preservative, which, despite the production by chemical means, is beneficial to the human body.
Sandalwood can be found in the southern tropical forests. It grows in India, Southeast Asia and Ceylon. Its unique wood is very valuable in these countries, because it has long been used to rejuvenate, enhance immunity, get rid of pathogenic bacteria. In addition, it is well established in aromatherapy.
One of the synthetic food additives with antioxidant properties is meta-tartaric acid, marked with the index E353. Even the artificial origin did not stop her from gaining her place in various areas of our lives, and now she is widely used as an antioxidant, preservative and antioxidant in many industries.
Natural food coloring lutein refers to xanthophylls - carotenoids containing a hydroxyl group. Lutein is present in the leaves, flowers and fruits of plants and is one of the main components of the yellow coloring pigment. Xanthophylls are synthesized by higher plants, algae and some microorganisms, however, they are not found in nature in their pure form.