Preservatives – Flavorings
Ever wondered how food manufacturers preserve flavour? Learn the difference between artificial and natural flavourings and how they’re made.
Preservatives are added to many food items to prevent spoilage and often flavour. They are commonly used in canned goods and other low-acid products. They can be either organic or inorganic and naturally occurring or man-made.
In the modern food industry of any country, there are certain requirements towards preservatives. Also, additives should not have chemical reactions with the materials the product package is made of.
Preservatives should not reduce the dietary value of products or give a foreign taste or flavour to food. Though, in some cases, a preservative gives the desired taste qualities to the product.