What Are Those Additives?
Processed foods may be easy to prepare, but they are
packed with additives. Here are some of the more
These are chemical dyes used in foods and beverages.
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
As its name suggests, this is a corn-based
sweetener. It is sweeter and cheaper than sucrose.
A common addition to artificial sweeteners, it is
most often used in diet carbonated beverages.
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG)
Used as an additive in a wide variety of foods, MSG
is a chemical derivative of a substance called
Glutamate, which doesn't have its own flavour, acts
by enhancing the flavour of other substances.
This additive is used to preserve many food items
It is used to preserve meat products like canned
meat and sausages.
Trans fat is produced when hydrogen is added to
vegetable oil. It is a popular ingredient in baked
foods and margarine.