Food Additives

Food Additives refers to a kind of natural or artificially synthetic chemicals which can improve the sensory properties (color, smell, taste) of food and food quality. To the adult foods, we can add some additives according to the China's health standards. However, the food additives should be strictly controlled to be applied to infant foods. Infant body has a relative weak detoxification mechanisms or protection mechanisms, being likely to cause the accumulation of large quantities of chemical substances. The World Health Organization and many countries have specified that food additives are not allowed to be supplemented to the infant food. Children's food should also be limited from using of food additives such as saccharin, colorings and flavors. Especially, for the food of baby of less than 12-week-old such as infant formula and cereal products, they should be completely free of food additives. Classification of the food additives: Food additives can be divided into two categories including natural food additives and synthetic food additives. Natural food additive is obtained through using animal and plant or microbial metabolites as raw materials and further extraction. Chemical synthetic additives are obtained through de novo synthesis using chemical substances as raw materials. According to the usage purpose and the nature of chemicals, food additives can be divided into various categories, namely: (1) acid, alkali, salt; (2) bulking agent; (3) antioxidant and synergist; (4) the carrier solvent ; (5) edible pigment; (6) emulsifier, stabilizer and thickener; (7) enzyme preparation for food processing; (8) antifoaming agent; (9) the flavorant (10) bleaching agent; (11) color former; (12) quality improver; (13) sweetener; (14) preservative; (15) sour agent; (16) anti-caking agent; (17) coagulant and

What can Paraffin wax be used for in the industry?

Paraffin is a mixture of hydrocarbons extracted from some distillate of petroleum, shale oil or other asphaltic mineral oil. It is mainly composed of solid paraffins, odorless and tasteless, white or

Sep 10,2021  Food Additives

Biological preservative—ε-Polylysine

ε-polylysine is a light yellow powder with strong hygroscopicity and slightly bitter taste. It is a linear polymer of lysine. Shima and H.

Sep 1,2021  Food Additives

What is Dimethyl dicarbonate?

?Dimethyl dicarbonate (DMDC), also known as Viguolin, is a kind of fruit juice beverage preservative (INS No. 242) that is allowed to be used in my country's food additive use standards.

Aug 25,2021  Food Additives

Toxcity of Paraffin wax

Paraffin wax is usually non-toxic, it is mainly composed of carbon and hydrogen.

Aug 5,2021  Food Additives

The Price of Paraffin wax

The Fischer-Tropsch wax market, which is still calm today, has seen waves, the price has risen by 100 yuan/ton, and the transaction price of the refined wax market is 5400-5450 yuan/ton.

Aug 3,2021  Food Additives

What is the application of paraffin wax?

Paraffin wax is a mixture of hydrocarbons extracted from certain distillates of petroleum, shale oil or other bituminous mineral oils.

Aug 3,2021  Food Additives

What is Pectinase?

Pectinase is a collective term for enzymes that break down pectin and are as pectic enzymes. Polygalacturonase is one of the most well-known pectinase, and other common examples of this enzyme class i

Oct 28,2020  Food Additives

What is ε-Caprolactone?Uses_Chemical reaction_Safety

ε-Caprolactone or simply caprolactone is a lactone (a cyclic ester) possessing a seven-membered ring. Its name is derived from caproic acid. This colorless liquid is miscible with most organic solvent

Sep 30,2020  Food Additives

Uses of Lanolin

Lanolin has been used for thousands of years for its ability to soften and relieve dry, painful, and cracked skin. Its popularity peaked in the mid-1900s but is now declining due to its potential to c

Aug 27,2020  Food Additives

Ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil-Properties & Uses

Ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil(EHCO) is preferred over ethoxylated castor oil when higher oxidation stability, lighter color, less odor or higher melting point is required.

Dec 4,2019  Food Additives
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