Few developments in human history are more important than food additives and preservatives. For thousands of years, preservatives have helped keep people fed in times of need. Today, we have more preservative options than ever before – but a few tend to be used far more than the others. (more…)
The best food additives and preservatives don’t merely extend a product’s shelf life – they actually help improve the product and bring more enjoyment to the consumer. Calcium chloride is an excellent example of this. Calcium chloride is a common salt, one deemed extremely safe, particularly in the concentrations commonly seen in food products. Due to this, it’s widely used and brings benefits to many different types of products. (more…)
In recent years, there has been a “back to basics” movement within food culture, with movements promoting matters such as organic growing or raw food consumption. While there is nothing wrong with these movements in and of themselves, some have begun to take the matter too far by attacking all food additives and preservatives, without differentiation. (more…)
Today, citric acid is one of the most common preservatives used around the world, likely only surpassed by salt. Citric acid is all-natural, entirely harmless to humans even when ingested in large quantities, and even has a pleasant taste when added to many dishes. There’s little wonder why so many food and beverage companies turn to it, when they need a preservative for their products. (more…)
If you’ve recently begun in the commercial food industry, you may have heard a lot about sodium benzoate but are still unsure of exactly what it does. It may surprise you, but sodium benzoate is actually an integral part of commercial food production, adding flavor at times and keeping products in great shape for consumers. (more…)
The history of food around the world is mostly a history of food preservation. Since the beginning of recorded history, cultures have struggled to find ways to preserve their foods. While salt was probably the first important preservative to be discovered, citric acid has been around almost as long – at least among cultures with citric fruits. (more…)
It might not seem like it, but the majority of consumer food products contain a wide range of different additives and preservatives. These components are designed to both enhance certain flavors, as well as prevent the food from premature spoilage. Many preservatives also actively combat the growth of certain bacteria. (more…)
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