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additive

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

An ingredient that is added to foods, fluids, and other substances, such as metallic alloys, to confer a special property, such as resistance to deterioration, brighter color, added...

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artificial colours

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A substance added to food to make it appear more appetizing and to restore colours lost during processing. Many added food colours come from natural substances, such as caramel (burnt...

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flavour enhancer

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A substance that enhances the flavours of other substances without itself imparting any characteristic flavour of its own, e.g. monosodium glutamate and ribotide as well as sugar, salt, and...

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food preservation

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

Prevention of the spoilage of food, which is achieved by a variety of techniques. These aim to prevent bacterial and fungal decay and contamination of food, which can cause food poisoning....

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