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date: 25 May 2020

additives 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Food
Author(s):
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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