Food additives and enhancers
Food additives and enhancers are substances that are added to processed foods in order to improve their flavour, appearance, or texture, maintain freshness, increase shelf life and enhance their nutiritional value.
Is it still reasonable to trust the colours, smells and tastes of the foods we eat? Here is an overview of some of the enhancing “tricks” used to make your mouth water and make processed food look more appealing than it normally would.
E432 in your orange juice, E241 in your margarine... food additives are everywhere! They may be the subject of many beliefs and false-truths but food additives are often essential in ready-made foods, and are hidden in most of them. Do you really know what these substances are? Test your...
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