Food Additives

What is Polydextrose (E1200) in Food: a Soluble Fiber (not Keto) with Low Glycemic Index

What is Polydextrose | Health benefits  | Uses |  Safety | Side Effects | FAQs Polydextrose, a soluble fiber, primarily used as a low-calorie bulking agent and texturizer instead of a sweetener to increase fiber content and to replace sugar & fat in foods. The European food additive number for it is E1200. What is …

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What is Propylene Glycol (E1520) in Food and why it is in Antifreeze?

Production | Uses | Safety | FAQs  Propylene glycol (abbreviation ‘PG’), a synthetic alcohol also known as 1,2-propanediol, its food grade is commonly used as a solvent carrier, humectant, thickener, emulsifier and stabilizer in food with the European food additive number E1520, while the industrial grade is used as a safer antifreeze substitute of ethylene glycol. …

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What is Magnesium Stearate (E470b): Uses, Safety, Side effects and More

Composition | Production | Uses | Safety | Side effects | FAQs Magnesium stearate, the magnesium salt of stearic acid with the chemical formula Mg(C17H34COO)2. Generally, this salt of fatty acid can be used as an anti-caking agent, lubricant, binder, emulsifier, and mineral (magnesium) supplement in food with the European food additives number E470b.  As …

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What is Modified Corn Starch: Types, Vs Corn Starch, is it Gluten Free?

Modified corn starch and native corn starch have been widely used in a variety of products, such as sauces, soups, dairy products, baked goods, confectionery, and meat products. But what’s modified corn starch, is it gluten free, is it GMO free and the advantage over native corn starch?  What is Modified Corn Starch? Modified corn …

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What is Modified Food Starch (E1404–E1452): Types, Uses, and is it Gluten Free?

What is it | Uses | Safety | Side effects | FAQs If you have ever read the ingredients label of tomato sauce, frozen ready meals, dairy products and fried crisp, you may have noticed several additives named with acetylated distarch adipate (E1422) and hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate (E1442). They’re both called modified food starch. You …

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