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Food Preservatives

Chemical food preservatives help to delay the growth of microbes in food. If it weren't for food preservatives, our bread would go moldy to fast, and our salad dressing would turn even faster.

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 Preservatives

Food 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.

Order Food Preservatives

Ready for your next order of food preservatives for your product? Let us help you find the right ingredient at the right price.

Our distribution centers are located nationally, so no matter where you live, we can get your order out fast and affordably.

Contact us so we can get your order started.

Food Preservative Types

Food Preservatives Order Basics

Type: All Types
Min Order: 150 lbs.
Avg Delivery Time: 3 Days
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