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The Oxford Companion to Food
Ralph HancockRalph Hancock

substances added to food to make it more appetizing, to preserve it, or, sometimes, to make it ‘healthier’. The term tends to be used in a pejorative sense for unwanted chemicals introduced by the food industry for purely commercial reasons; but even salt and pepper are, strictly, additives. Additives, however, are usually thought distinct from ... ...

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