Food Additives

Food additives are chemical substances added to food during processing. Food additives have several purposes including enhancing color and flavor and preserving the food.

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Food Additives
Candy

What is blue raspberry? Is it just a flavoring, or is there a fruit?

The whitebark raspberry is naturally blue, but the blue raspberry flavor we know doesn't have anything to do with it. In fact, artificial raspberry flavor, blue or otherwise, was developed primarily from banana, cherry, and pineapple flavors.

So, how did it get to be blue? The jury's still out on that one, but each of these factors probably played a role:

  1. There were plenty of red flavors already: Cherry, watermelon, apple, etc.
  2. Red No. 2, a once-popular food dye, was facing criticism for potentially causing cancer around when blue raspberry started to pop up. Red No. 2 was eventually banned in the United States, but Blue No. 1 didn’t have any controversy.
  3. ICEE, one of the earliest blue raspberry adopters, claims the bright color of its version was meant to match the color in its logo and to complement its already popular red cherry flavor.
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Food Science
Food Additives

What is the food additive E417?

The food additive E417 is tara gum. It's an ingredient used as a food binder or thickening agent.

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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Food Additives

When will the fy12 agr MSG board results be released?

8 Dec 12

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Chemistry
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Food Additives

Is Glutamic Acid MSG If it is why is it in my supplements?

Glutamic acid is the active part of MSG. Glutamate are used as flavor enhancements in various foods and supplements.

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Sugar and Sweeteners
Food Additives

Why is lactose added to food?

lactose is a naturally occurring sugar, i guess its better than processed sugar, or artificial sweetners, probably cheaper too

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Health
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Food Additives

What is it called when nutrients are added to food to replace those lost during processing?

Enrichment

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Food Additives

Why do manufacturers add additives and preservatives in processed of foods?

Manufacturers add preservatives in order to preserve the food from spoiling and from being attacked by bacteria and other microorganiss that may spoil food.

Additives may be added to increase the sweetness, thickness, stop ingredients from separating (salad dressings), add fiber, lower sugar content (diabetic foods) or increase vitamin content. For example, Xantham or Guar gum maybe added to salad dressing to stop separation of oil and vinegar and add creamy consistency. They are also used heavily in ice creams for similar reasons. Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol sweetener that can be used in place of sucrose (table sugar) for diet foods but is also prescribed at pharmacies as a laxative.

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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Food Additives

Does seitan have MSG in it - how can you tell?

Homemade seitan does not have MSG in it. It is made of wheat gluten along with flavorings such as spices, soy sauce, etc. For commercial seitan products, you should check the ingredients. If it is used, MSG should be listed.

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Milk
Food Additives

What food additive do you use to keep milk and ice cream from separating when you make a milk shake in a blender?

ice cream and milk actually shouldn't separate when blended, but I believe that pectin helps. It's a fruit-based additive that acts as an emulsifier.

They aren't separating. The ice cream is melting and the part that is still frozen and has some ice crystals in it is floating over the melted part.

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Buffalo and Bison
Food Additives

Is guar gum food additive bad for your health?

on the contrary it acts as a soluble fiber which can help you lose weight. so if you were malnourished it would be bad but otherwise no

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What is the harmful effects of food additives?

food additives arent always harmful but some are due to they could have left the food out and they just wanna sell it by letting it sit around then they do eventually sell and it effects your health. It is rare that a food additive is harmful however some additives can lead to: Hyperactivity which has been a common effect in particular foods such as, sweets, cakes and ice cream which include different food colours. Alergic reactions such as rashes and breathing problems, including asthma.

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Name two anti-oxidants which are usually added to fat and oil containing foods to prevent?

prevent rancidity????

if it so then the answer is -

1) BHA {Butylated Hydroxy-Anisole}

2) BHT {Butylated Hydroxy-Toluene}

Hope it helped!!!

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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Chicken Meat
Food Additives

Does baked chicken contain MSG?

Not usually. MSG is usually found in Chinese foods.

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Cancer
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Food Additives

Can MSG cause brain tumors?

I think it would be possible if a lot of the MSG entered the brain, since it would overstimulate brain cells which would generate enormous amounts of free radicals that damage DNA. However, I think it would be extremely rare. Excess glutamate such as that found in MSG has been shown to increase the growth and spread of cancer once you do have it though. I would be more concerned about MSG damaging and killing off my brain cells.

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Dieting and Weight Loss
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Cooking Techniques
Baby Names
Food Additives

Why is salt added to prepared foods?

Manufacturers generally add it as a means of improving the flavor of packaged goods. Since a diet-conscious public has turned up their noses at other ways of improving taste (i.e. added fat or sugar), manufacturers have turned to salt, since calorie-conscious consumers tend to breeze by sodium content. Salt's dirt cheap as well, and can be added to practically anything. Sadly though, this means many Americans consume several times the recommended daily allowance of salt, which raises blood pressure and can lead to hypertension and the elevated risk of hypertension, heart attack and stroke.

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Coins and Paper Money
US Coins
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Food Additives

What is the value of a 1851 Baldwin twenty dollar coin MSG?

its worth whatever a person will pay for it.

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Food Additives

What are food additives?

Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or improve its taste and appearance. Some additives have been used for centuries (salt, sugar, baking soda, vanilla, vinegar and yeast for instance.) With the advent of processed foods in the second half of the 20th century, many more additives have been introduced, of both natural and artificial origin. Food additives are regulated by federal authorities and various international organizations to ensure that foods are safe to eat and are accurately labeled.

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What ingredient is added to food to make you want more?

This questions is a vague one and there are many factors that could possibly make you want more of the food.

It would totally depend on several factors and preferences.

Everyone has opinions on like and dislikes. Some people may love a certain flavor that would be a preference based decision to want more food. You may like certain herb or spice blends more than others, which would make you want more food.

An example of a drug interaction in the brain and body of humans would be sugar.

Sugar works in a complex way. Foods are rated on a glycemic index. Food items containing sugar that break down in your body and enter the blood steam quicker have a higher index number. The slower it enters the blood stream, the lower the index value.

When you eat a food that has a high glycemic index value, a lot of sugar is entering your blood stream fast. You start to feel a sugar "high". You brain notices this and your body starts releasing insulin to lower the sugar level in your bloodstream storing it for energy. Then it lowers the level low enough to cause you to experience a sugar "crash", thus, making you sluggish and lethargic. This makes your brain tell you that you want more sugary foods. This cycle perpetuates over and over until you stop eating the sugar.

For more on sugar and how it makes you crave sugary foods more, check out the episode of Good Eats: Citizen Cane. It is a very in depth explanation in regular person talk so you can easily understand in video format, making it super simple to understand.

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Are anthocyanins a natural additive in food?

Anthocyanins are natural antioxidants found in certain fruits.

It is better to get these antioxidants in the diet than in additives in foods.

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Candy
Snickers
Food Additives

Where does artificial flavor that is used in snicker bars come from?

The main artificial flavoring in Snickers is more than likely vanillin, which is a synthetic that has been around for over 130 years. It is the component in Imitation Vanilla flavoring that you see in stores. Vanillin is synthesized from eugenol, which itself is a component of essential oils from different edible plants. So it's not gross at all. Vanillin was produced because real vanilla extract became prohibitively expensive at different times in history.

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Food Additives

Name 5 health hazards of food additives?

Food additives can cause hyperactivity in small children. Not very good quality of food. Some people are allergic to certain additives. They could prevent you from knowing if your food has spoiled (such as the dyes that are injected into meat so that they appear fresh).

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Head, Ears, and Nose
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Will the food additive mono cause body allergies such as hives?

I am not sure which food additive is called "mono", this is a term normally reserved for the disease. Some meat companies have been packaging meants with carbon-monoxide to keep them redder longer. There are groups lobbying to have this declared an additive but at the present time it is not considered one. Carbon-monoxide can be dangerous to the body when inhaled in largish quantities because it bonds to red blood cells more strongly that oxygen does. And, it doesn't leave the blood cells. So, every molecule that bonds to a red blood cell means one more RBC that cannot provide oxygen to your body. So, even though you can breathe it kills by starving your body of oxygen, suffocation. It contains to proteins or organic molecules that could cause hives or other allerigic reactions. The carbon-monoxide in meat is not, in itself, dangerous. It is the fact that it will keep meat pink and fresh looking for a lot longer than regular air that is dangerous. Many shoppers use color, rather than checking the date, to ensure freshness. If the meat is kept pinker, artificially, longer then shoppers are in danger of buying older meat than they would normally choose to. There can be a lot of danger in that. Hope this helps!

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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Cornflour and Cornstarch
Food Additives

Is modified corn starch MSG?

It contains the base substance and should be avoided if possible, but it's not really msg.

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Nutrition
Food Safety
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Food Additives

Why do health advocates publish literature that villifies MSG?

Typically because the literature published by MSG detractors goes too far in speculating the effects of MSG on humans based on sketchy evidence. Studies which look at MSG in vitro on a petri dish or in lab animals might suggest the possibility of a negative effect in humans, but it's unfair to conclude from animal and in vitro studies alone that MSG is dangerous for humans. A small percentage of the populous may exhibit an allergic reaction to MSG, but other than that and the possibility of weight gain due to MSG's flavor enhancing properties (people may eat more MSG-coated junk because it tastes better), current scientific evidence has found no increased risk of any disease or condition in humans due to consumption of modest quantities of MSG allowed in foods today. That being said, MSG is by no means a health food, a nutrient, or in anyway essential. Foods which have MSG added are typically high in saturated fat, hydrogenated oils, processed sugar, salt, enriched wheat flour and are low in fiber. So even MSG being non-dangerous would not be incentive enough to start consuming most of the products that contain MSG. Always assign a reasonable level of skepticism when reading any claims that a product is dangerous. You can find dozens of "anti-" everything sites out on the web, anti-MSG,anti-soy, anti-milk, anti-aspartame and so on. The actual evidence to support most of these sites claims is usually speculatory at best, dead wrong at worst. The sites may cite valid studies, but then draw conclusions which greatly extrapolate on the results.

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Pizza Hut
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Pizza
Food Additives

Does Pizza Hut use MSG?

Yes, Pizza Hut does use Monosodium Glutamate (MSG).

Most fast food restaurants puts MSG in their food.

MSG is highly addictive, that is why most people crave the same fast food. Which causes them weight gain and obesity.

MSG is very difficult to avoid, since most food in the world contains MSG.

MSG is to blame for addiction and obesity.

Daniel

Medical Assistant

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Please state your sources.

There is no evidence to suggest that MSG is addictive. The reason people crave fast food is far more coplex than lumping the blame on MSG, for example, the fact that it's easy, and that it contains large amounts of salt sugar and fat, which all humans are programmed to crave, being relatively uncommon until recently.

MSG is not difficult to avoid at all, all you need to do is prepare your own food.

MSG is not to blame for addiction in any way whatsoever, and if it is linked to obesity, it's unproven, as Asian cuisine has been using it as a flavour enhancer for years, and they don't have anywhere near the problem that the US and UK have.

All MSG is is a kind of salt, and while there are issues with the high salt content of pre-packaged meals and junk food, there's no evidence that MSG is any worse than table salt.

Tom

Person that talks sense.

In addition to that, Pizza Hut is not "fast food". Anything you order at Pizza Hut is cooked to order, and you will be waiting, at minimum, fifteen to twenty minutes for your order. There is no reason for Pizza Hut to use preservatives in their food. The reason the Pizza Hut pizza tastes good is because, among other reasons, the high fat content.

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