Matthew Chua 1A1 16 LSS ACE Food Additives
What Are Food Additives? • Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavour or enhance its taste and appearance. • There are about 3000 different food additives! • Additives are important! Without them, hot dogs would look grey, ice cream would form crystals, the oil and vinegar in mayonnaise would separate, and bread would get mouldy sooner. • There are 2 main types of additives : • Natural • Artificial
What Are The Most Common Food Additives? • Salt (natural) • Sugar (natural) • Corn Syrup (natural) • Sodium benzoate (artificial, used to preserve food longer by killing micro-organisms that spoil food) • Caffeine (there is both natural and artificial caffeine!)
Why Do Food Contain So Many Additives? • To improve flavour! Not all foods are naturally tasty, so people add additives to satisfy your taste buds! • To preserve the food! Some food can only be kept for a short time. Hence, we add additives to help preserve the food for a longer time.
Should We Be Worried Of The Health Risks Of Additives? • The answer is NO. • All of the additives have already been tested by the authorities • However, some additives may not be found to be harmful until much later in the future, so just remember that too much of something is never good for you. • If you don’t want your food to contain additives, try organic food.
Comparing 2 Types Of Ice-cream Three Twins Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Magnolia Smoo Ice Cream • Organic • Contains no artificial colourings, flavours, stabilizers, corn syrup, seaweed derivatives, fractional milk products • Contains emulsifier, stabilizers, food conditioners, flavourings. • Food additives from both plant and synthetic origin.
Continued….. Three Twins Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Magnolia Smoo Ice Cream • Around S$57 for 4 pints. • Rich Vanilla taste, delicious! • S$4.95 for 6 sticks. • Powdery texture, not very nice.
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