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Food Additives. Yew Suxuen 2A4 27. 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

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Food additives

Food Additives

Yew Suxuen 2A4 27


Contents

  • 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


Food additives what are they

  • 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?


Most common food additives

  • Food colourings:

    • Tartrazine

    • Cochineal

  • Flavour Enhancers:

    • High Fructose Corn Syrup

    • Hydrolyzed Proteins

  • Preservatives:

    • Hydrogenated Oils

    • Saturated fats

Most Common Food Additives.


Why do foods contain 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?


Should we be worried about the consequences

  • 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?


Comparison of two brands of

  • 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