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Food Additives


Food additives are synthetic or natural substances added to food to improve food quality and color, aroma and taste, as well as to protect against corrosion, preservation, and processing processes.

Types Of Food Additives


Chemical Name CAS MF
Calcium Propionate CAS 4075-81-4

Calcium Propionate

4075-81-4

2(C3H6O2)·Ca

Sodium metabisulfite CAS 7681-57-4

Sodium metabisulfite

7681-57-4

Na2S2O5

Tea polyphenol CAS 84650-60-2

Tea polyphenol

84650-60-2

C22H18O11

Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate CAS 68797-35-3

Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate

68797-35-3

C42H60K2O16

Glycyrrhizic acid CAS 1405-86-3

Glycyrrhizic acid

1405-86-3

C41H69N3O16

Aspartame CAS 22839-47-0

Aspartame

22839-47-0

C14H18N2O5

Sucrose octaacetate CAS 126-14-7

Sucrose octaacetate

126-14-7

C28H38O19

Where Do Food Ingredients Come From?

Food additives can be divided into natural food additives and chemical synthetic food additives by source. The former uses metabolites from plants, animals and microorganisms as raw materials, and the latter uses a variety of chemical reactions.

Where Do Food Ingredients Come From?

How Do We Know Additives Are Safe?

Food additives approved by the relevant departments, in accordance with the scope of use of national standards, the use of doses added to food, there is no impact on consumer health, is safe and reliable. It can be said that there are more or less toxic substances in food, the reason why there is no harm to human health is because its amount is too small, toxic or non-toxic harmless depends on the dose. The amount of food additives is usually very small, so the use of food additives according to the law is not to cause acute toxicity.

How Do We Know Additives Are Safe?

What Is The Difference Between Natural And Artificial Food Additives?

Food additives can be divided into natural food additives and artificial food additives. Natural food additives are materials obtained from extraction from metabolites of plants, animals and plants or microorganisms. Artificial food additives are chemically synthesized from chemical substances.

What Is The Difference Between Natural And Artificial Food Additives?
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