High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Published on: May 23, 2013
  • Used as a sugar replacement.
  • Purported to contribute to: obesity, diabetes, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, inorganic mercury exposure, metabolic syndrome.

Sodium Citrate

Categories: Fanta, Soda, Sprite
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Published on: May 15, 2013
  • Used to regulate pH in soft drinks.
  • Used as emulsifier for oils when making cheese.

Malic Acid

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Published on: May 13, 2013
  • Adds tartness to foods.

Sodium Benzoate

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Published on: May 13, 2013
  • It is used as a food preservative.
  • Mostly used in acidic foods (vinegar, soft drinks, juices, jams).
  • It is a preservative in medications.
  • It is a preservative in cosmetics.
  • It is an ingredient in fireworks that causes whistling.
  • When in the presence of vitamin C, it can form benzene which is a carcinogen.
  • It is used in soda to protect taste.

Sodium Gluconate

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Published on: May 13, 2013
  • Used as a pH regulator.
  • Other uses include: textile dyeing, printing and metal surface water treatment, chelating agent, steel surface cleaning agent, cleaning agent for glass bottle, chelating agent for cement, plating and alumina dyeing industries.

Citric Acid

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Published on: May 13, 2013
  • Used as a flavoring and preservative in food and beverages.
  • Added to ice cream as an emulsifying agent to keep fats from separating.
  • Added to caramel to prevent sucrose crystallization.
  • Is a skin and eye irritant.
  • Other uses include: chelating agent, remove lime, soften water, bathroom and kitchen cleaning products, dissolve rust, shampoo, pH adjustment, cosmetic creams and gels, antiviral tissues.
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