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Types of Food Additives

Written by Bina Naik | Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu / dr. sunil shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on May 16, 2019
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Types of Food Additives

Food Addictives may be classified as direct or indirect, natural or artificial.

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  • Direct additives - These are deliberately added to the product, like artificial sweetener which is added to low calorie soft drinks.
  • Indirect additives - Food additives, added in very small quantities as a result of a processing or packaging, are indirect addictives.

Food additives may also be classified as natural or artificial, depending upon its source. For example corn flour is a natural additive while monodiglyceride is an artificial one.

References:

  1. Food Science: Third Addition - By Norman Potter
  2. Anticaking Agents - (http://www.foodadditivesworld.com/anticaking-agents.html)
  3. Hydrogenated Sperm Oil: Sec 173.275, of Ch 1 "Food and Drug Administration, Dept of Health and Human Services", Code of Federal Regulations.

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belmarra

Thanks for such good post. Food additives is used in to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste and appearance.Food additives is to be divided into several groups all are acidic in nature .artificial food additives have been linked with cancer, digestive problems, neurological conditions.

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The Centre for Science for the public Interest in the USA reports that - Hazards in food cause an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year, most of which are never reported to public health officials. These illnesses cost American taxpayers approximately $6.9 billion annually in medical costs, hospitalizations, and lost work time according to the Economic Research Service (USDA).

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