Healthy & Gluten Free

What They Do: Prevent food spoilage from bacteria, molds, fungi, or yeast (antimicrobials) or oxidation (spoiling); prolongs the shelf-life of food; slow or prevent changes in color, flavor, or texture and delay rancidity (antioxidants); maintain freshness.

These products are solely used to preserve food longer than it should be.

As for antioxidants, since this is a modern buzzword, people are lead to believe this is being used as a nutrient, when in fact it is not. Antioxidants are good found in their natural state in whole, fresh food, but once separated from real food and used at concentrations far higher than found in food, they have shown to be toxic and unhealthy to humans. There may some limited forms that make suitable dietary supplements, but these are not what are being used as food additives in manufactured food. The use of the word Antioxidant really is too broad to be of any use in determining what these products are.

These products are all highly processed, laboratory manufactured ingredients, often made from non food sources.

These have no place in the home kitchen. Some limited preserving can be done in the home with more traditional methods, such as freezing.

Click underlined ingredients to learn more, and find out more about what each item does in specific types of foods.

Found used in these foods to keep them from going bad:

  • Baked goods
  • Beverages
  • Cereals
  • Cured meats
  • Dressings
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Fruit sauces and jellies
  • Oils and margarines
  • Snack foods

Examples of preservatives and antioxidants:

How it may be described on a label:

  • Antibrowning agent
  • Antimicrobial preservative
  • Antimicrobial synergist
  • Antimould and antirope agent
  • Antimycotic agent
  • Antioxidant
  • Antioxidant synergist
  • Bacteriophage control agent
  • Fungistatic agent
  • Preservative
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