About Food Preservatives: The Basics
Traditional methods of preserving, like salt, refrigeration, pickling, and freezing aren't always optimal for foods that need to be kept fresh. For this reason, food preservatives are a vital additive to the daily foods we eat.
Types of Food PreservativesFood preservatives can be classified into two general categories: antimicrobials or antioxidants. Antimicrobials inhibit the growth of yeasts, bacteria, and molds. Antioxidants slow air oxidation of lipids and fats, which causes foods to go rancid too quickly.
Aside from simply giving food a longer shelf life, food preservatives are vital to preserving food during shipping. This is how people in Maine are able to enjoy California raisins, or for olive oil from Spain to be used in Missouri salad dressing.
If it weren't for food preservatives, we couldn't enjoy many of the great foods the world has to offer.
Common antimicrobial preservatives include sodium nitrate, calcium propionate, disodium EDTA, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, and sulfites. Common antioxidants include BHT and BHA: all are FDA approved.
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