5 Chemicals That Are in (Almost) Everything You Eat

Discover 5 key chemicals that we use to make our food taste the way it’s supposed to taste, look the way we expect it to look, and generally survive the journey to our tables intact.

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Sources:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1989-03-02/entertainment/8903230478_1_breakfast-cereals-convenience-foods-bht
http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAdditivesIngredients/ucm094211.htm
http://www.webmd.com/diet/the-truth-about-seven-common-food-additives

http://cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm#banned_additives

http://cspinet.org/new/201405071.html

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/indepth.food/additives/table.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20060818132159/http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/colorfac.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/288335-the-most-common-food-preservatives/

http://www.britannica.com/science/emulsifier

http://www.webmd.com/diet/the-truth-about-seven-common-food-additives

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957945/

red dye #5
http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/6093299#section=Top

http://www.tfl.com/web/files/eubanazodyes.pdf

http://www.livescience.com/35905-red-dye-no-2-truth.html

http://www.ddwcolor.com/colorant/carotenoids/

xanthan gum

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=172.695

http://www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/fdagov-public/@fdagov-foods-gen/documents/document/ucm261607.pdf

http://www.ift.org/knowledge-center/read-ift-publications/science-reports/scientific-status-summaries/fat-replacers.aspx

http://www.foodadditivesworld.com/stabilisers.html

carrageenan

http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4765e/y4765e0a.htm

citric acid

http://kitchenscience.sci-toys.com/oxidation

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/10-ingredients-fast-food1.htm

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/8045/8045sci2.html

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/4009

http://www.drugs.com/inactive/citric-acid-anhydrous-397.html

http://foodreference.about.com/od/Food-Additives/a/What-Is-Citric-Acid.htm

http://www.fgsc.net/asilomar/citric.html

sodium benzoate

http://www.fao.org/docrep/V5030e/V5030E0d.htm

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/ChemicalContaminants/ucm055815.htm#table1 2016-01-27T04:06:25.000Z Anthony Sandoval

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5 Chemicals That Are in (Almost) Everything You Eat