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What are food additives? • Which are the most common food additive? • Why do foods contain food additives? • Should we be worried about the consequences of taking food additives? • Haagen-Dazs and Walgreens, Comparison? Contents
Chemicals added to food for • Maintenance of freshness • Better taste • Better looks • Better textures • May include food colouring, flavor enhancersand preservatives. Food Additives: What are they?
Food colourings: • Tartrazine • Cochineal • Flavour Enhancers: • High Fructose Corn Syrup • Hydrolyzed Proteins • Preservatives: • Hydrogenated Oils • Saturated fats Most Common Food Additives.
Additives are used so that food maintains in its high quality. • Sometimes, they are so important that additives are used even in organic foods. • Used to preserve food, because some food’s “lifespan” is very low. Why do foods contain food additives?
Depends on the nature of the additive. • Some does no harm to our body. • Some might cause severe diseases to our body(e.g. cancer) • Depends if it is natural or artificial. • If natural, we do not need to be too worried. • If artificial, we should be worried as our body might not be able to accept it and it might harm our body. Should we be worried about the consequences?
Haagen-Dazs (vanilla ice-cream) • Around 270 calories. • Wide price range, if a container pint, SG$2.50. • Texture of this ice-cream is enjoyable. Somewhat creamy • Walgreens(vanilla ice-cream) • Provides around 130 calories. • About SG$2.00 per container pint. • Gives a pleasant texture. Less creamy compared to Haagen-Dazs Comparison of two brands of